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#19149 - 04/21/05 12:28 PM Last night in Belize City
Katie Valk Offline
What began as a peaceful student demonstration in front of the PMs home yesterday afternoon, ended last night with criminal gangs looting some stores on and near Albert St in the heart of the city. I would stay out of the downtown area unless you need to catch a water taxi. Listen to the news. I'm saddened, but not disheartened by these events. We'll figure it out. Nor am I concerned for my safety and will be drving downtown in a few hrs time, like alot of other people who still start their day as normally as possible.
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#19150 - 04/21/05 12:33 PM Re: Last night in Belize City
NYgal Offline
Nicely selected words Katie.
Thank you.

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#19151 - 04/21/05 03:06 PM Re: Last night in Belize City
Emily Offline
I have freinds stranded in Charlotte, SC. They are trying to get to San Pedro. What is the lastest news from Belize regarding the Airport opening back up? They were skcoked that the Airport had been closed in Belize.

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#19152 - 04/21/05 04:30 PM Re: Last night in Belize City
Katie Valk Offline
i just returned from downtown Belize City where all is calm and even the taxi drivers were polite. I hearthe first AA and US air flight into Belize are canceled, but check with the airlines
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#19153 - 04/21/05 11:46 PM Re: Last night in Belize City
rumpunch Offline
The airport was not closed. USAirways lied to
their passengers. Other flights went into Goldson today after USAirways cancelled.

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#19154 - 04/22/05 01:05 AM Re: Last night in Belize City
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
This is now prominently posted on the home page of US Air's web site:

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Due to circumstances in Belize, US Airways has relaxed its travel policies for passengers whose travel may be affected. For the latest flight details, please check your flight and gate information.

These re-accommodation procedures are available to passengers ticketed from April 21-24 2005.

Re-accommodation Procedure
For flights originally scheduled for this time period, US Airways will waive the standard change fee, advance reservation or ticketing requirements.

The entire itinerary can be moved forward or delayed, up to fourteen days from the scheduled origination date. The length of the trip cannot be changed.

Full value of wholly unused tickets can be applied toward the purchase of a ticket to an alternate destination, with travel to originate within seven days of the scheduled origination date.

--Lan Sluder
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#19155 - 04/22/05 04:21 AM Re: Last night in Belize City
rastapasta Offline
Just a quick note... Katie very well explained. There are no problems elsewhere in the country. This pressure is really in just the Belize City area. The International Airport is 30 minutes from Belize City and you can fly directly to most tourist oriented destinations never seeing Belize City. I got stuck in Belize City last night and we definitely have important humanitarian issues to work through and now with the publicity it will force mediation to happen soon. Caye Caulker is at our usual slow pace ... was in Orange Walk yesterday.. just like any other day in Orange Walk.. as in the rest of our beautiful country. Katie... where's Passover? nuff love Maralyn

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#19156 - 04/22/05 04:23 AM Re: Last night in Belize City
LaurieMar Offline
Do you guys think this situation will be a day by day thing as far as the airlines? My vacation is in 2 weeks and I can't wait to get there! Flying AA from Sac to Dallas, Dallas to BC.

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#19157 - 04/22/05 04:23 AM Re: Last night in Belize City
rastapasta Offline
By the way..I was also in Belize City most of today... less folks on the street but still got everything for my restaurant and water taxi's & buses on schedule. I also felt very safe and know we will work through this. White candle lit and prayers for peace Maralyn

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#19158 - 04/22/05 04:25 AM Re: Last night in Belize City
LaurieMar Offline
Good to hear, Maralyn. Thanks. The only stop I will make is at the aiport - Jet's Bar!

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