Monday, November 11, 2013

Flight delays on return from Haiti

We were supposed to leave Port-au-Prince at 5:15PM on 11/9 and catch a 9:05 PM flight in Miami back to LAX getting in at just before midnight.

The plane that we were supposed to be taking out of Haiti arrived late, and we ended up missing our connection in Miami as we didn't arrive until 8:15.  That's touch down, it takes a while to the terminal and then get through customs.  I have Global Entry, so I largely skipped the customs part.  But the airline had switched the luggage tags on mine and Mark's luggage and I had everybody's luggage tags on me, so I ended up waiting for him and Luis anyway at baggage claim.

AA put us up in a hotel for the night and we headed back to the airport at 6AM for a flight that was supposed to leave at 8:25 AM and arrive in LAX at 10:52AM.  However, there were mechnical issues with the plane and at 9AM they switched us to a different plane that was supposed to leave at 10AM and arrive at LAX at 12:30PM.  That aircraft had maintenance issues as well though, and they didn't get those corrected until 12PM.  We eventuall arrived in LAX at 2:30 PM.

I had signed up for notifications in departure and arrival times via text message, and you can follow along with those below.  The message time is recorded in PDT, so you have to add 3 hours to get the time that I was getting the notice in Miami.  It gets interesting starting about 4:55 AM ( 7:55 AM Miami time ) on the 10th.

2013-11-09 12:50:23 FLYAA Info AA0201 Departs PAP 6:31P Gate 2 Arrives MIA 8:41P Gate D44 Bag Claim CE WiFi avail onboard
2013-11-09 13:44:16 FLYAA Info AA0201 Departs PAP 6:26P Gate 2 Arrives MIA 8:36P Gate D44 Bag Claim CE WiFi avail onboard
2013-11-09 13:45:03 FLYAA Info AA0201 Departs PAP 6:26P Gate 2 Arrives MIA 8:36P Gate D44 Bag Claim CE WiFi avail onboard
2013-11-09 15:03:41 FLYAA Info AA0201 Departs PAP 6:10P Gate 1 Arrives MIA 8:14P Gate D44 Bag Claim CE WiFi avail onboard
2013-11-09 15:55:03 FLYAA Info Delayed Arrival AA0201 Departed PAP 6:16P Gate 1 Arriving MIA 8:18P Gate D44 Bag Claim CE
2013-11-09 16:10:04 FLYAA Info Delayed Arrival AA0201 Departed PAP 6:16P Gate 1 Arriving MIA 8:09P Gate D44 Bag Claim CE
2013-11-09 16:39:35 FLYAA Info Delayed Arrival AA0201 Departed PAP 6:16P Gate 1 Arriving MIA 8:19P Gate D44 Bag Claim CE
2013-11-09 16:45:49 FLYAA Info Delayed Arrival AA0201 Departed PAP 6:16P Gate 1 Arriving MIA 8:14P Gate D44 Bag Claim CE
2013-11-10 04:55:05 FLYAA Info AA0295 ON TIME Departs MIA 8:25A Gate D23 Arrives LAX 10:52A Gate 43X Bag 4 Reply HELP for Help
2013-11-10 05:08:43 FLYAA Info AA0295 Departs MIA 8:45A Gate D23 Arrives LAX 11:12A Gate 43X Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 05:43:19 FLYAA Info AA0295 Departs MIA 9:00A Gate D23 Arrives LAX 11:27A Gate 43X Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 05:47:51 FLYAA Info AA0295 Departs MIA 10:00A Gate D28A Arrives LAX 12:28P Gate 43X Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 06:47:59 FLYAA Info AA0295 Departs MIA 10:30A Gate D28A Arrives LAX 12:58P Gate 43X Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 06:59:19 FLYAA Info AA0295 Departs MIA 10:30A Gate D28A Arrives LAX 12:58P Gate 41 Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 07:02:45 FLYAA Info AA0295 Departs MIA 10:30A Gate D28A Arrives LAX 12:58P Gate 43X Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 07:20:55 FLYAA Info AA0295 Departs MIA 10:30A Gate D28A Arrives LAX 12:58P Gate 41 Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 07:35:04 FLYAA Info AA0295 Departs MIA 10:45A Gate D28A Arrives LAX 1:13P Gate 41 Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 07:49:49 FLYAA Info AA0295 Departs MIA 11:15A Gate D28A Arrives LAX 1:43P Gate 41 Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 08:07:58 FLYAA Info AA0295 Departs MIA 11:30A Gate D28A Arrives LAX 1:58P Gate 41 Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 08:30:43 FLYAA Info AA0295 Departs MIA 11:45A Gate D28A Arrives LAX 2:13P Gate 41 Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 08:33:32 FLYAA Info AA0295 Departs MIA 11:55A Gate D28A Arrives LAX 2:23P Gate 41 Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 08:49:57 FLYAA Info AA0295 Departs MIA 11:55A Gate D28A Arrives LAX 2:23P Gate 43X Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 09:03:00 FLYAA Info AA0295 Departs MIA 12:10P Gate D28A Arrives LAX 2:38P Gate 43X Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 09:19:27 FLYAA Info Delayed Arrival AA0295 Departed MIA 12:04P Gate D28A Arriving LAX 2:23P Gate 43X Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 10:20:06 FLYAA Info Delayed Arrival AA0295 Departed MIA 12:04P Gate D28A Arriving LAX 2:25P Gate 43X Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 13:41:03 FLYAA Info Delayed Arrival AA0295 Departed MIA 12:04P Gate D28A Arriving LAX 2:24P Gate 43X Bag Claim 4
2013-11-10 13:54:35 FLYAA Info Delayed Arrival AA0295 Departed MIA 12:04P Gate D28A Arriving LAX 2:29P Gate 43X Bag Claim 4


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