Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Traveler's Alert: LIAT Pilots Call in Sick, Passengers Should Rebook

Any air traveler should be aware that all pilots employed by the Caribbean air carrier, LIAT, have called in sick, disrupting all of today's (December 6) flights. The pilots are protesting the firing of a captain for undisclosed reasons. The airline has announced says that travelers will be permitted to rebook flights at no cost within a week of their scheduled trip. Those who cannot reschedule will receive full credit for future travel.

COMMENT: LIAT (Leeward Islands Air Transport) is an airline headquartered in Antigua. It operates high-frequency inter-island scheduled services to 22 destinations in the Caribbean. The carrier also has hubs in Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago (T&T). The airline is owned by seven Caribbean governments and has roughly 700 employees.

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