JetAmerica's Boeing 737-800

JetAmerica's Boeing 737-800

Back in May I blogged about a new start up airline, Since then I have been following stories related to the airline and the same thoughts kept creeping in my mind, “Is this airline real? Will it ever fly?”

The airline was supposed to take flight on July 13th, but Jaunted and CrankyFlier think it might not be happening, and I have to agree. When trying to book a flight a message shows “Flight not available on selected date. See grid below for available flight dates.” And now on the front page it shows, “Error A system error has occurred. Please check back to the website shortly”

Both Jaunted and Crankyflier tried to call and ask what is happening and Cranky gave up after 10min (I don’t blame him), but Jaunted got through after 11min. JetAmerica said, “There is a problem with our server. It is only booking flights for August and September. IT says all should be fixed by end of the day tomorrow”, which is today. When asked if they were still on for a first flight in July, they said, “As far as I know, yeah.” Of course the person on the other end of the line was most likely a customer service representative, but you would think they would be more confident in the airlines first flight!

I might eat my words, but I am guessing the airline won’t fly on July 13th and it might never fly at all.

UPDATE: Brett over at CrankyFlier got forwarded an email sent out from JetAmerica. It states they are delaying their first flight to August 14th due to “landing slot issues.” Read the entire letter here.

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