Group left in lurch by REDjet
AFTER SHELLING OUT more than a quarter million dollars for a chartered flight to Panama on low-cost carrier REDjet and for hotel rooms and tours, a group of 149 people say they’ve been left high and dry by the airline, with no answers about how they will be compensated or accommodated.
The group from the Sagicor and TMR Sports Clubs was scheduled to fly out this morning for the planned April 5 to 9 trip, but up to Tuesday had no idea what their next move would be.
Club members, speaking on condition of anonymity, revealed that $128 885 was paid in full for the Easter weekend charter flight, and bookings made for accommodation at Hotel El Panama and tours at an additional cost of $169 115.
However, REDjet subsequently announced on March 16 that it was suspending all services. Even after that development, one woman said, REDjet gave assurances that the flight would still take off.
Read the full story in today’s WEEKEND NATION.