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How to Avoid a Flight from Hell

it often boils down to how you book your plane tickets

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Undercurrent reader John Davis (Englewood, CO) wrote us about his dive trip to Dominica in July, and the hellish experience he had getting to and from there on US Airways and the Caribbean airline LIAT. His experience is a cautionary tale for all traveling divers.

"On my first flight, US Airways was 90 minutes late leaving, so we arrived late in Charlotte, N.C. When I got to San Juan, LIAT had already departed. When I approached the US Airways desk with my dilemma, they disavowed any responsibility, saying I did not book them for the entire trip -- this in spite of the fact that it does not fly to Dominica. I was told by LIAT's representatives that it would be Monday before I could fly to Dominica (it was Saturday), but it was okay if we flew standby....

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