Self Reliant Diver--On All Dives.
- Reaction score
- South Lebanon, Ohio
- # of dives
- 200 - 499
...once this trip is over they go on the no fly list along with United.
Which airline are you going to fly? They are all doing it. This is an industry wide issue. UAL just announced an order for 200 B737 aircraft and 70 A321 AC. They don't have the pilots, the ticket agents, the baggage handlers, and the transport capability. The boomers have all exited the workforce. Millennials don't' want to do real work (not all, but most). This problem has been coming for a long time, and the pandemic made the few remaining boomers retire; it was the last straw.
Good luck! And one more thing, don't expect cheap fares in the near future. Fairs are only going up. Some friends said that fares to Curacao are pricey. Well, you won't be going to Curacao will you! The way it was is not the way it is!
I hope everything goes well for you. I hate to think you will be on Bonaire without your diving gear.
I think the computer systems that keep track of the bags are better now, then even a decade ago. When we were on the tarmac with a 97% full plane for Curacao, the tug would not push-back. It was hooked-up because the flight crew said it was and I felt it when they hooked it up to the nose gear. The ground crew was waiting on the tarmac with their wands in hand. A baggage cart with Cathy's dive bag and my dive bag, along with two other bags arrived. They loaded the cargo, closed the cargo door, and we pushed back. I think the baggage computer put a hold on the AC's departure to allow all cargo to get aboard. Baggage control is better now.
Again, I wish you luck,