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American Airlines Will Be Increasing Flights To Caribbean Destinations This October And November
American Airlines slowly began flying to Caribbean destinations again in June after having to abruptly stop flights in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, as we head into the holiday season, the popular airline is beginning to fly more frequently to the Caribbean again.
The airline announced that it will be introducing a coronavirus testing program in Jamaica, where there are currently two flights per day to Montego Bay and three flights per day to Kingston. The Bahamas will be the next country to test the preflight program.
According to Laura Masvidal, an American Airlines spokesperson, “The testing that we will offer will be optional for the convenience of our customers. Jamaican residents that volunteer for our pilot program [and get negative test result] will not have to quarantine upon arrival.”
In an effort to get travelers flying again, American Airlines has started to allow travelers to fly standby without being charged a fee as well as being able to board an earlier flight if seats are available.
Jose Freig, American Airline’s managing director of operations for the Caribbean and Latin America says, “As we continue with the steady resumption of our operations throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, our teams throughout the region have been focused on providing our customers with a safe and seamless travel experience. Through efforts that include our clean commitment, and soon, preflight COVID-19 testing in some markets, we hope to restore confidence in the safety of air travel.”
American Airlines is planning to resume flights to Barbados, the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cuba, Grenada, St. Kitts, and the US Virgin Islands this October and November.