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Intercaribbean passengers to Dominica stranded in VI due to flight cancellations

Intercaribbean passengers to Dominica stranded in VI due to flight cancellations

Some passengers travelling to Dominica from the [British] Virgin Islands on InterCaribbean Airlines have been left stranded following the cancellation of their flights.
The flight was originally scheduled for late last night, January 31, 2022, but it was rescheduled for 8.30 am this morning, February 1, 2022.

Flight agents; however, informed passengers this morning that the flight was again cancelled and they would have to wait until Thursday, February 3, 2022, for the flight to Dominica.

According to one passenger, they were not even informed of the reason for the cancellation or offered accommodation, “nothing. Not even an apology.”

Female passenger without place to stay

One female said she had given up her apartment and was now stranded with no place to go. Additionally, she was told her flight will be available until Monday, February 7, 2022.

The flight cancellation also means that the dozen affected passengers would have to do a new COVID-19 PCR test for travel.

Airline not responsible for redoing of PCR tests

Another female passenger said she was supposed to leave the territory weeks ago but was diagnosed with COVID-19 and she had now had used up all her funds and wanted the airline to pay for her PCR test.

The PCR test for travel at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital costs $70 and more than $100 at approved private medical clinics.

InterCaribbean flight agents reportedly informed the passengers that the airline was not responsible for meeting those demands.

Efforts to get a comment from InterCaribbean Airline were not successful up to the time of publication.

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