JetBlue Flight Diverts After Air Conditioning Fail Caused Passengers to Faint

by Anthony Losanno

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A JetBlue flight from Aeropuerto Internacional del Cibao (STI) in the Dominican Republic to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) diverted back to its origin when the air conditioning reportedly did not work and caused passengers to faint.

Flight B6 1924 was delayed over three hours while maintenance attempted to fix the onboard air conditioning. They allowed passengers to board and told them that the air conditioning would begin working in flight. It didn’t. The Airbus A321 reached an internal temperature of over 96 degrees, which caused people to faint and be taken to the hospital upon landing. Tyesha Nicole Best, President of the TWU Local 579 union, tweeted these details above.

A passenger named Julio Tavarez, shared a similar story (minus the people needing medical attention).

JetBlue 1924

Looking at the flight status, it does show a diversion back to Aeropuerto Internacional del Cibao (STI).

JetBlue 1924 Cancelled

The flight looks like it was cancelled after returning to the airport.

Anthony’s Take: Summer heat and no air conditioning make for a bad travel experience. JetBlue should not have allowed this flight to takeoff with a broken air conditioner. Hopefully, any passengers that needed medical attention got treated and nothing was too serious.

(H/T: Paddle Your Own Kanoo.)

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Luis July 12, 2023 - 10:28 pm

I was in this flight and the temperature was a lot more than 96 degrees the outside temperature at santiago was over 90 and the airflow from outside after opening the cabin felt like a 65 f degrees breeze so come on I now what 96 degrees feels like

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Anthony Losanno July 12, 2023 - 11:39 pm

Thanks for commenting. Were people fainting as was described in the tweets? It sounds like a rough situation all around and one that was poorly handled by JetBlue. I hope you get to Boston tomorrow.


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