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Huhm, this is not good... #99666
06/05/2016 04:37 PM
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We're supposed to fly into Miami tomorrow evening.. Huhm... Tropical storm warnings out for a good part of Florida and Miami will be on the east side of the storm, with some of the worst weather.. Huhm..


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Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: Carol_Hill] #99667
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Then the flight will be cancelled and you get to stay an extra day!

Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: moxie] #99668
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Maybe look at changing your flight now?

Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: LONGISLANDSHARON] #99669
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I don't know, when we get back from dinner, maybe will check the AA site... With it being weather, we'd be on our own nickel, for sure..


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Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: Carol_Hill] #99670
06/05/2016 05:33 PM
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For a nickel, I'd stay an extra day in St. Maarten and give you and Eric a nickel so you could stay an extra day also.


Be careful of the toes you step on today for they may be connected to the foot of the person's a$s you have to kiss tomorrow.
Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: bdeeley] #99671
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A tropical storm warning has just been issued. We had almost an 1 1/2 inch of rain already today. Posting high wind warnings. Hunker down where you are.

Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: mort] #99672
06/05/2016 08:03 PM
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all of florida is calling for this tropical depression. time will tell.

Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: EdB] #99673
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Just got home from a lovely dinner with friends at Le Moulin Fu. We have see what tomorrow brings.


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Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: Carol_Hill] #99674
06/06/2016 05:15 AM
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We love, love, love Le Moulin Fou in Maho! The service, presentation and overall deliciousness makes this one of our favorites.

I've enjoyed your daily updates, sad the journey has to end. Safe travels today if you are heading home.

Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: crsxm] #99675
06/06/2016 06:40 AM
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We enjoyed it, especially the company!


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Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: Carol_Hill] #99676
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I see that AA is waiving the change fee....but MIA isn't on the list.

Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: LONGISLANDSHARON] #99677
06/06/2016 07:21 AM
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Yes, but the incoming flight is delayed coming in here, and our flight is delayed two hours leaving, as of now. We're trying to decide what to do.


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Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: Carol_Hill] #99678
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Whatever you do, don't stress over it and have the safest of travels home. Thank you so much for sharing your trip.


Be careful of the toes you step on today for they may be connected to the foot of the person's a$s you have to kiss tomorrow.
Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: bdeeley] #99679
06/06/2016 07:33 AM
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Hard not to stress, and end up on a really bad note from a really nice vacation. When we land in Miami, scheduled now to be 9 PM, in the car by maybe 10 PM, we have a 3 1/2 hour drive, in pouring rain in the dark...

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Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: Carol_Hill] #99680
06/06/2016 07:38 AM
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The main weather is in the Gulf and north of Florida so the origination of your flight would be the issue...MIA looks reasonably fine. IF it was CLT to SXM then there might be issues....but...your incoming flight seems to be DCA to MIA to SXM so that's good

Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: Carol_Hill] #99681
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Good luck, Carol and Eric. Stress at the end of the trip is never a good thing. Hope it works out to your satisfaction......safe travels either way! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


Respectfully,

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Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: Carol_Hill] #99682
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Wishing you safe travels.

Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: Carol_Hill] #99683
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Don't forget that there are webcam sites for the port of Miami and Ft Lauderdale.

Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: Carol_Hill] #99684
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Hope it works out okay for you.
I've enjoyed reading your posts and all the photos. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />
Have a safe trip home.

Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: boucharda] #99685
06/06/2016 09:11 AM
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The main weather is in the Gulf and north of Florida so the origination of your flight would be the issue...MIA looks reasonably fine. IF it was CLT to SXM then there might be issues....but...your incoming flight seems to be DCA to MIA to SXM so that's good


Think you have the flights wrong. They are leaving SXM.

Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: Carol_Hill] #99686
06/06/2016 09:49 AM
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Carol......the weather is supposed to be ''crap'' the next entire day. Here on the east coast of Florida, they are saying very heavy rain tonight. So far, nothing is going on. It sounds as most is expected tonight...and tropical storm warnings have been issued for the west coast. Sounds like you probably wont have too much trouble getting back to mia later today...the trouble can be heading west in the dark with super heavy rains. Maybe an overnight in Miami may not be a bad idea. Be safe.

Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: Carol_Hill] #99687
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Hope all works out---As Ed said--maybe spend the night in Miami. It should be fine getting into Miami.

Sorry your trip has to end with worries..

Made a decision.. [Re: The_Lurker] #99688
06/06/2016 10:23 AM
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We weren't sure what was going to happen, whether the inbound flight would even arrive when they said. We are on frequent flyer tickets, so we were able to switch to the 8 AM flight tomorrow morning for free. Hopefully the flight from Miami to here that is supposed to arrive at 9:30 PM will arrive here ok. So, we will have a good day today and don't have to face driving in heavy rain at night tonight. If the flight arrives here tonight, we should be fine.


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Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: The_Lurker] #99689
06/06/2016 10:27 AM
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So I am 10 miles south of MIA. Grey and overcast. No rain so far. Giant blob on radar coming right at us. Soon.
Stay in SXM an extra day if you can. We will have lots of flooding etc. Better staying the overnight down there.
Safe
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Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: irina] #99690
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Irina--I hope that evening flight leaves there tonight. If so, we'll be good. We knew there was a possibility that wouldn't happen. We'll see.


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Re: Made a decision.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #99691
06/06/2016 10:32 AM
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Sounds like you made the right decision! No reason to have to stress and worry after a great relaxing vacation! Safe travels home!

Re: Made a decision.. [Re: whammy] #99692
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So long as that plane leaves Miami tonight, we're good, but hopefully we made the right decision.


Carol Hill
Re: Made a decision.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #99693
06/06/2016 10:40 AM
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Wonderful! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

Enjoy your day...AND that means another report. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />

Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: SXMScubaman] #99694
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The main weather is in the Gulf and north of Florida so the origination of your flight would be the issue...MIA looks reasonably fine. IF it was CLT to SXM then there might be issues....but...your incoming flight seems to be DCA to MIA to SXM so that's good


Think you have the flights wrong. They are leaving SXM.


In order to leave SXM they would need a plane to arrive in SXM from somewhere. That is what incoming flight means to me...outbound would be SXM to MIA

Re: Made a decision.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #99695
06/06/2016 11:36 AM
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Since you changed flights to the next day did AA compensate lodging for tonight? I was going to use miles to return next May and buy tickets for the return home but I think I'll do what I did this last trip and buy on the way down and use miles to come home on. AA's policy of no charge to change flights with FF miles is a good benefit if there are issues.

Re: Made a decision.. [Re: SXMScubaman] #99696
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No way. I didn't think for a minute they would pay me for tonight's lodging. As of when we changed, our flight was still scheduled to leave tonight, although 3 hours late.

I agree that is a good strategy, so LONG AS there are still FF seats. Tomorrow's 8 AM flight was basically half empty, so I assume that's why there was no problem. Technically there have to be FF seats available. Actually, in our case, there were FF seats available for less miles. But! We would have had to cancel, redeposit the miles and pay some kind of expedite fee to do so, which would have cost much more money than it was worth. Re booking for free for FF miles only works if there are FF seats..


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Re: Made a decision.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #99697
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Will you stay put at BSV?

Make the most of your bonus day! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Groovin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Made a decision.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #99698
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Glad it worked out for you. I remember when I was stuck in Miami with passport issues over a weekend and had to rebook my flights after the issue was taken care of. Thank God I was on a FF trip. No fees at all. And yes, I realize there has to be open FF seats available to do this but I have always had great service from AA and their willingness to work with patrons.

Re: Made a decision.. [Re: BeachKitten] #99699
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Yes we are still staying at BSV.... checked nobody coming in the room until tomorrow afternoon ... so with us getting out at 6am, not a problem.
Made the changes with rental car and cell phone already, so all is done at this point in time... Keeping the cell until late today in case something happens with the evening flight from MIA to SXM, then we still have communications. Do not expect a problem at this point, just playing safe.

Driving home at midnight in pouring 5 inches of rain ... generally not a very good idea! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Yikes.gif" alt="" />

Also called the dog sitter and arrange for that.. we are good to go at this point.


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Re: Made a decision.. [Re: Eric_Hill] #99700
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http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/miami-fl/33128/hourly-weather-forecast/347936

Accuweather is not generally very "accu". But. Our local mets are all over the place. Some say no rain till tomorrow!
Have fun in SXM tonight.
i

Re: Made a decision.. [Re: irina] #99701
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I agree...storm is Tampa and North bound. MIA will be fine today...storms later tomorrow

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We'll see what happens!!


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Re: Made a decision.. [Re: Carol_Hill] #99703
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...and you have a great place to see what happens <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" />

Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: Carol_Hill] #99704
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It shouldn't be a problem. The storm still hasn't even hit the west coast....and now they are calling for most of the rain to be going north towards jacksonville.

Re: Huhm, this is not good... [Re: EdB] #99705
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Ummm..I just talked with my friend in Fort Myers and he is getting creamed...heavy rain and thunder

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