You are correct Reefpolice. As I mentioned in my previous post, our luggage was left behind one time by American Eagle. But it was not a simple matter of the plane being overloaded, it was a conscious choice by American Eagle to save a few bucks by tankering fuel that caused the aircraft to be overweight. They didn't care what impact they had on our vacation, as long as they saved a few bucks. My suitcase arrived on Thur., following the Sat flight. I didn't miss the clothes so much, we know you don't need a lot at CM, but my windsurf and snorkeling gear was in the suitcase!
When I heard Spirit was taking over the flight, I thought perhaps things would be better. Unfortunately, apparently not. Spirit just seems so inept and uncaring: they had multiple opportunities to make up some time on the schedule, but didn't bother. They really didn't care that they would be forcing so many people to miss connecting flights. Of the about 10 people we talked to on the flight that we kept track of, at least 6 missed their connecting flight and had to spend the night in Ft Lauderdale. (Another 2 had planned to spend the night because they assumed the chances of a missed flight was so good).
We made about 5 trips to CI on American Eagle, with one significant problem. We've made 2 trips to CI on Spriit with one minor problem (very late/delayed flight to ATL) and one major problem (missed connection causing an overnight stay). Right now, I'm not sure which one I dislike the most....
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