On Monday, May 8, 2017, a local couple waited at the Myrtle Beach airport for their flight, but never boarded the flight to Florida after Spirit Airlines left them stranded. Ron Agnitti and his wife from Conway, South Carolina were waiting at Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) for an incoming flight from Boston to take them to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) for a seven-night cruise.
The couple were booked with Carnival Cruise Line sailing aboard Carnival Glory for a 7-night Caribbean cruise, with calls at Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Mahogany Bay, Bay Islands, Belize City and Cozumel before returning to Fort Lauderdale.
Agnitti says as they waited in Myrtle Beach for their flight, they emptied the passengers off the plane from Boston that were FLL bound and 100’s of people were stranded in Myrtle Beach S.C, including he and his wife.
Agnitti contacted Carnival’s John Heald via Facebook, to tell him of their plight. But, Heald was unavailable to assist the passenger with this travel disaster emergency. Carnival is working with the couple to get them onto another cruise later this month or next month.
It’s worth noting, that when a cruise has been booked, arrive at the port of departure the night before the cruise ship sails. This will almost guarantee the cruise ship will not sail without you, if you have unexpected minor travel delays before your cruise. For cruises out of other nations, arriving two days before a longer, more expensive cruise is prudent planning. Also, don’t forget to book travel insurance which will compensate you, when problems beyond your control impact your travel arrangements.
We reported yesterday, a brawl broke out at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, after Spirit Airlines left passengers stranded there too.