American Airways passengers report being despatched to London as an alternative of New York on Sunday when their flight from Antigua was oversold. They wound up having to cross the Atlantic twice, flying Antigua to London Gatwick in a single day after which have been booked to fly London Gatwick to New York JFK all on British Airways.
American was capable of solicit a number of volunteers to take one other flight, however that wasn’t sufficient, and the flight was nonetheless oversold.
The Antigua to Miami flight was additionally oversold on Sunday. Each Miami and New York JFK have been bought out on Monday (in reality Miami is oversold).
- Antigua to New York is scheduled at 4 hours and 28 minutes.
- Antigua to London is 7 hours 55 minutes. There’s a 5 hour layover at Gatwick airport, adopted by London to New York JFK at 8 hours quarter-hour.
- That’s practically 5 occasions as a lot journey time at over 21 hours.
- In whole, that’s 7,551 miles of flying – as an alternative of 1,770.
Now, flights typically are bought out for a few days. I see a few seats again to New York JFK by way of Saint Martin on Tuesday. Maybe that actually was the most suitable choice for getting again to New York on Monday!
Nonetheless these are leisure flights that may’t have very excessive no present charges. There appears to be one thing off with American’s income administration in the event that they’re overselling so many flights (and maybe promoting out too early, not incomes a excessive sufficient worth for his or her final seats).