Caribbean Airlines Applauded
I applaud Caribbean Airlines for the beautiful colored full page advertisement in Guyana daily papers. It is a good gesture of CAL promoting the carrier in the free press in Guyana especially at a time when the private media has been under assault from the government which has also issued dictates to the private media. Guyanese become better acquainted with the airlines service and amenities through advertisements.
I also wish to praise the carrier for its assistance in picking up the slack from the crashed Fly Jamaica plane. The carrier responded positively to take stranded Fly Jamaica passengers. CAL took all (except those unable to travel) passengers of the crashed aircraft to their final destination; tragically one injured passenger died and was cremated last week in Guyana and regrettably the crew and passengers were robbed by Guyanese firemen. And when other Fly Jamaica passengers were stranded (in North America and Guyana) as a result of the disabled plane, CAL responded positively flying them to their destinations without additional late travel costs. Every time Guyanese experienced travel problems with other carriers, and there has been a history of problems with other carriers going back to the last three decades, CAL (and its predecessor BWIA) has positively responded to the crisis. CAL filled the void. The airline provides reliable service and for this Guyanese ought to be grateful.
Guyanese are known to criticize Caribbean Airlines even when they experienced a minor discomfort like a short weather related delay. But when the carrier engages in “good samaritanism”, the airline and its staff are not complimented. CAL's CEO Mr Garvin Medera and the airline's board have gone all out to meet the needs of Guyanese travelers. Guyanese should not only criticize but must applaud CAL for its service.
Thank you CAL for all that you have done to Guyanese travelers in November and throughout the years! With your support, including putting on additional flights, tens of thousands were rescued in Guyana and North America and taken to their destinations.