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9.21.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Hurricane Maria Update 4


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Hurricane Maria Update 4 – LAA/LUS
 

Hurricane Maria is now a Category 3 storm located about 155 miles SE of Grand Turk Island. The storm is generating maximum sustained winds of 115 mph and wind gusts in excess of 140mph. It’s present movement is to the NW at 9 mph. Hurricane Warnings remain in place for the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southeastern Bahamas.
 


Operations Update:*

*This information is subject to change and will be contingent upon airport inspections and damage assessments at the impacted airports.  Inspections scheduled for later today in SJU. Inspections will  take place at PLS tomorrow.

Further information will provided upon receipt of updates from AA Daily Operations.
 
PLS – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

  • All flights cancelled today and Sept. 22
  • Tentative plans to resume service Sept. 23 pending airport inspection and damage assessment

POP – Puerto Plata

  • All flights cancelled today
  • Tentative plans to resume service Sept. 22 pending damage assessment

PUJ – Punta Cana

  • All flights cancelled today
  • Resume service Sept. 22 pending damage assessment

SDQ – Santo Domingo

  • Resume service this afternoon pending damage assessment

SJU – San Juan

  • All flights cancelled today
  • Tentative plans to resume limited service tomorrow, Sept. 22 pending damage assessment
  • Two Extra Section Relief Flights MIA-SJU-MIA, F9243/9244 (737-800) and F9680/9245 (777)
  • Operations will be contingent upon airport inspection and damage assessments

STI – Santiago, Dominican Republic

  • Resume operations this afternoon

STT – St. Thomas

  • All flights cancelled today
  • Tentative plans to resume service Sept. 23 pending damage assessment

STX – St. Croix

  • All flights cancelled today
  • Tentative plans to resume service Sept. 23 pending damage assessment

SXM – St. Maarten

  • Operations suspended and all flights are cancelled
  • Tentative plans to resume operations on Oct. 1

Flight Attendants living in these affected areas are encouraged to contact Daily Operations or their Flight Service Manager if they require assistance. Please call Daily Operations at 1-682-315-7070 or 1-888-222-4737.

Our thoughts are with all our Flight Attendants and/or their families that live in the wake of these devastating storms. 

Flight Attendants wishing to make donations to their colleagues in need after these devastating storms are encouraged to contribute to a special Flight Attendant Disaster Relief Fund with the WINGS Foundation:  >>https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/wingsfoundation

 

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