The sign at the entrance to the Loshusan Supermarket in Barbican says: 'Great Low Fare USD$69' (Taxes not included special/conditions apply). This advertised fare is actually one way, so the total cost that includes US$135 in taxes and fees is US$273, or approximately J$24297, when calculated at the day's rate of exchange.
Other low one-way fares displayed are: New York for US$124 (approximately J$34,087); Orlando for US$124 (approximately J$34,087) and Los Angeles for US$224 (approximately J$39,872).
Andrea Blake, customer service supervisor at the Loshusan ticket counter, provides super-efficient and courteous service, making her a perfect ambassador for American Airlines and surpassing all customers' expectations.
It is important to note that if you are travelling business class, you are entitled to three pieces of checked luggage weighing 70 pounds each. The Gleaner was informed that there is no deadline for purchasing tickets and no limit of the duration of your stay. And, come September 1, there will be a further reduced fare of US$63 - approximately J$5,607 one way, but that ticket has to be bought by November 1. If you purchase tickets online, they cost less, but there is an additional charge of US$25, or approximately J$2,225 when you buy at the office.
The office visited by The Gleaner is located at Barbican Centre, Kiosk inside Loshusan Supermarket, 29 East Kings House Road, Kingston 6, Jamaica. Tel: 1-800-744-0006. Opening hours are as follows: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; they are closed on Sundays.