Delta Air Lines cancels Atlanta – Barbados flights.

“Barbados flight wasn’t performing well”

Delta Air Lines announced today that it has cancelled the seasonal Atlanta-Barbados flight service due to economic conditions.

This follows Delta’s 2007 cancellation of year-round service as we reported at the time in our story Delta Discontinuing Flights To Barbados, Antigua, Trinidad, Turks & Caicos – Low Demand

This latest airline withdrawal doesn’t mean that the Barbados Tourism Authority failed, or that our tourism product isn’t attractive. It is yet another illustration that times are tough and are getting worse everywhere. As I write this the markets are tanking with the largest single day drop since – since – since a few days ago.

My friends: don’t listen to the pronouncements, excuses and reassurance from the government mouth pieces. This is going to get worse. Much worse.

There are some things you can do help yourself, your family and your friends to make it through the financial storms ahead…

  1. Shun debt.
  2. Work harder than you ever have before. Do a good job for your employer and let them make someone else redundant.
  3. Look after your friends and family as best as you can. You might need their help next.

Perhaps our readers can contribute some other suggestions and advice.

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14 responses to “Delta Air Lines cancels Atlanta – Barbados flights.

  1. Richard

    Praying is the last thing you want to do. Run for the hills first.

  2. Adrian Loveridge

    This is an absolute mystery to me that we cannot sustain at least ONE flight a week in a B737 (120-140 seats) from the world’s busiest airport in terms off passenger traffic (88 million a year) and take-offs and landings.
    St. Lucia does not have a problem with up to a daily service.
    I also notice that the American Airlines service to/from Dallas is replacing the B757 aircraft with a B737-800 from next month with a loss of 40 seats per flight (120 a week).
    American Eagle is brinnging back its turbo-prop service from November but only twice a week. Again St. Lucia has a daily service with two flights on certain days (5).

  3. rasta man

    But the Tourism Authority says that they are increased visitor arrivals for the year. They must be coming by cruise liner. Oh no forgot they said” long term visitors”. LOL

  4. Anonymous

    Speaking of airlines cancelling flights. What is all this talk bout REDjet cancelling flights at the drop of a hat and leaving passengers stranded?

    REDjet don’t seem to be serious. I don’t think them gine last too long.

  5. Colin L Beadon

    All the wise just sit and talk.
    I’d recommend the Barbadian start back, like he used to live, a much more frugal life. Too much running around in cars night and day, too much spreeing and feting every night. Few seriously think or get down to work any more. It is all grasshopper days, night and day. And soon now, very soon, only the ants will survive, while the land in the fields is over grown with cow itch and weeds, and all the wise men sit and do little but talk.

  6. must be a mystery to you adrian having offered suggestions as to how barbados could benefit from airlift to china by piggybacking through south america

  7. just want to know

    A few weeks ago I wrote St.Lucia had more tourists in 2010 than Barbados, and some moron asked where I got my information from, well just read the papers that’s coming out of the Caribbean.

  8. yatinkiteasy

    I think AA putting back their stupid $700 US flights to Puerto Rico , twice per week, is simply an attempt to block Red Jet from offering /negotiating that route.

  9. J. Payne

    Nobody stop RedJet from going to the Bahamas. The Bahamas has an agreement with the United States where once you pass through their immigration you don’t have to pass through the one in America too. So America treats the Bahamas as part of their territory (almost) now…

    Aruba and Bermuda also have the same such a pre-clearance agreements in place with the United States too. So it is less hassle for travellers to those destinations. If REDjet sent their passengers to Bahamas they might be able to pass through Bahamas immigration once and then make use of the Bahamas many connecting flights to elsewhere in America… Bahamas is right beside Miami so you really not missing all that much in terms of passenger ease of reaching there.

  10. J. Payne

    About the U.S. pre-border clearance policy with Bermuda, The Bahamas, and Aruba.

    https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/United_States_border_preclearance

  11. 62

    US pre-clearance isn’t any “less hassle” than clearance in the US. It’s the same American border agents doing the clearance in the same secure environment you’d find at an American International Arrivals terminal. Bahamian (or Aruban) immigration authorities have no involvement in the process.

  12. I really think that Delta Air Lines should start back flying to Barbados I dont understand why they stop flying there the exuses given made no sense to me those flights were always full, if you were travelling nonrev you could never get on…. Come on back and give the other Airlines a run for their money with better fare prices.

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