Those who made plans to participate in the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure are still in the United States or Canada have plenty of reasons to be concerned. Bad weather kept many planes on the ground and unless the conditions improve in the next couple of hours, there is a good chance for some professionals to miss the PCA Main Event. The upside is that they can still buy in for the flagship event in Day 1B, yet there is no guarantee that weather will change for the better by Thursday.
A couple of weeks ago when meteorologists announced that the winter storm is approaching, some players chose to book a flight to the Bahamas right away. While they are waiting on a sunny beach for the main event to begin, those who are still abroad keep an eye on FlightAware.com.
Apparently, more than 3,000 flights were canceled each day and over 10,000 were delayed on Sunday which is very inconvenient for traveling players. The 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event begins on Tuesday and many pros are still waiting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for weather conditions to improve.
This is the main gateway to Nassau and there are very few good news coming from authorities these days, with dozens of flights being canceled and delayed. Some poker professionals expressed their frustration on social networks, with Mike Leah and Tim Reilly highlighting the lack of professionalism and the absence of common courtesy from airline companies and their employees.
Hopefully be in the Bahamas in a few hours for 8 days of Sun, Poker, Lazy Rivers and the biggest collection of hoodies in the Caribbean
— Mike Leah (@GoLeafsGoEh) January 6, 2014
On hold for 140minutes with @jetblue this morning. Still appalled for their horrible planning. They can’t even offer a $50 voucher or credit
— David Paredes (@gaucho2121) January 7, 2014
I can assure you I will never fly American Airlines again. Out if 7 employees I encountered only 1 person is worthy being called human.
— Tim Reilly (@TimReillyPoker) January 7, 2014