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Delta Airlines and JetBlue are offering waivers to passengers who booked flights to the Dominican Republic amid the controversy surrounding suspicious deaths of American tourists.

U.S. tourists who booked flights to the Caribbean island are offered the options to cancel their tickets or exchange the tickets for another destination, according to Delta officials.

Delta announced the options to waive the tickets "due to recent events."

"Delta will work with our customers on an individual basis using situational flexibility to adjust itineraries on flights," an airline spokesperson told ABC News.

JetBlue is offering similar options to its Dominican-bound passengers. The waiver applies o travel through August 15, 2019, and the rebooked trip must take on or before November 20, according to ABC News.

JetBlue is allowing passengers to cancel their flights to the DR without a cancellation fee. They will get credit for future travel, or customers can rebook their flight without a change fee.

"To support our customers, we are currently waiving change fees when rebooking flights to or from the Dominican Republic. For customers who wish to cancel their flights, we are waiving the cancellation fee and issuing a credit for future JetBlue travel," a JetBlue spokesperson told ABC News.

At least 12 Americans have died under suspicious circumstances while staying at hotels and resorts on the island over the past 2 years. The FBI is investigating whether the deaths are due to bootleg liquor in the hotel room minibars.

Dominican officials insist the U.S. tourists died from natural causes.

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  • Guest

    13 and counting. They better cancel their flights.


    This is utterly not acceptable! Folks dying left and right. :(

  • Mielle Downey

    I am glad people are going somewhere they won't feel like they are on a roulette table with people placing bets on who will croak next. When it's your time to go it your time but this is in DR is some bull.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Steve Harvey still hasn't cancelled that Sand and Soul thing so Im curious about October and how he is handling those who are requesting refunds now..

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  • Look@m3

    They should take it a step forward and cancel all flights going to the DOminican and stop their flow of tourist money. We will see if they correct their little serial killer issue!

  • tia

    Good business! As of today, the travel advisory is still sitting at a "2."
    They need to increase it now. It's literally something wrong out there in the water. RIP to those poor people. Wow:(

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    The body count woild be high than a mopucker if he doesnt cancel the event???

  • Rayscoty

    I already sent my Cease and Desist letter to Dominican Republic.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    What about the couple from New Jersey who went out on jet skis and have YET to be seen? They rented the jet skis Monday afternoon in Barbados. Hubby told me that Americans have been put on notice about that island because folks been killing americans... Chile...

  • tia

    They announced that the event location would be changing and details would be coming soon

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Magdalena Devil and Oscar Suarez Royal Barbados Police Force
    A New Jersey couple vanished while on vacation in Barbados after they rented a jet ski and never returned, according to police and family.

    Oscar Suarez, 32, and Magdalena Devil, 25, of Essex County were last seen around 2:30 p.m. Monday when they rented the jet ski from an operator at Holetown Beach on the west coast of the Caribbean island and went out to sea, the Royal Barbados Police force said Tuesday.

    When they took off, both Suarez and Devil were wearing life jackets, authorities said.

    Police say when the pair did not return to shore at their scheduled time around 2:55 p.m., “the operator became worried and contacted other operators in the area to carry out a search, but they were not sighted.”

    The matter was then reported to the authorities and the Police Marine Unit along with the Barbados Coast Guard conducted a search of the area up to the Bridgetown Port several miles away.

    Authorities were unable to locate either the couple or the jet ski, said police, who noted that investigations are continuing.

    Suarez and Devil had been staying at the all-inclusive Discovery Bay Hotel — and management there told police that neither guest had returned to the hotel.

    The couple, who family members say have been together for roughly a year, checked into the hotel in Holetown on Saturday and were scheduled to stay for a week.

    Suarez’s sister, Susanna Cruz, posted on Facebook that she and her mother were on their way to Barbados.

    “We pray to arrive there to some good news about Oscar and Maggie,” Cruz wrote as she expressed her thanks for people’s “support and prayers.”

    Cruz told The Post on Wednesday: “We are worried and overwhelmed.”

    Suarez is a father of two — a 10-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter from a previous relationship — and works as an assistant director of dining services at a Montclair company called Compass Group, while Devil is a baker.

    “We are devastated,” Suarez’s cousin David Monzon told The Post. “You hear stories like this, but it never really hits you until it’s your family. We just want answers.”

    Monzon said Suarez’s children, Zaliahs and Tatiana, have been asking for their dad since Monday.

    “He never goes a day without FaceTiming his kids,” said Monzon, who called Suarez “an amazing father, a brother, a friend.”

  • Rayne

    That number should be 13. Just read about another man that has died. You ain’t got to tell me but once cause I’m not going again.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    they are in trouble. depend so much on tourism dollars and now tourism is down 75% there. I would say throw the whole island away but we cant bc of Haiti. This is what happens tho when you shit on your neighbor tho. Literally. Treated the Haitians so fawkin BAD and now look. The ancestors are not happy.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Ok cool cuz I was wondering...

  • tia

    me too. It would not be a good look to be down there right about now. Hopefully they will announce soon or start giving folks funds back. I read it on the

  • tia

    Amen! They haven't did right by the Haitians at all.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Funny how they are treating the Haitians terribly when the number one reason for folks traveling to the DR is cheap readily available p@ssy!

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    I am dominican and i approve tffffffffffff out of this message. Teat tea tea!

  • Ms.Devereaux

    And bootleg surgeries

  • cherrypie

    I read about this the other day. Black couple. Very sad. There's no sign of them or the jet ski. Vanished without a trace

  • Ghetto Real Name

    My Dominican homegirl was like girl I believe in all the karma for my half of the island lol.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Those Haitians are dancing for JOY because their spells are doing their thing!

    Also, dont forget how Americans did the Haitians when the Red Cross had ALL that money and only rebuilt 3 houses in that country after the hurricane.. What goes around comes back around!

  • Mielle Downey

    Thanks for putting that out there. There is nothing like Karma to make you reevaluate how you treat your neighbor when they are down and out.They won't even give the Haitians there citizenship.

  • onelove

    It was on my bucket list...i scratched it off!!! it's a no for me and my family!!!!

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  • Sha

    Hell Yeah, I would not go over there. Something ain't right in the water.

  • Oh Tommie

    Allow? All them $hits should be cancelled and refunded

  • Karen Brady

    I thought I heard he was moving it.

  • OvertheMississippi


  • Yardgirl

    Yep! Karma is getting those evil fawkers!! My wish would be for some smart investors to turn to Haiti and start building up that side of the island. Their beaches have to be as good as the other side. Fawk DR!!

  • Baddie_Love


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  • Carla B

    Chile these women are not going to cancel their trips they have to get their fat sucked and booties plump.

  • Capricornlady

    Ms. Lori aint letting Steve turn down no coins hunty! Please believe!

  • Capricornlady

    real talk they aint!

  • luVn_liFe…

    there was a young man that just died in the D.R. a few days ago.. went over to have lipo from a gyno

  • luVn_liFe…

    the beaches are but that soil isn't

  • Tlowe89

    Bucket list are list to do before you die... “ things to do before I kick the bucket”... so don’t take it off the bucket list. Move it to the very bottom, lol. Go there when to Dr be like... you have stage 4 cancer, or 3 wks to live

  • Fire & Ice

    YES, YES, YES! I really believe this is their karma. They've treated the Haitians less than human. I really wanted to say this but was in the mood for the back and forth with anyone.

  • Fire & Ice

    I think this Is just the beginning of their karma. Most of them won't even acknowledge their African roots, so to hell with them.

  • Nik

    Haiti is beautiful. They need see this as an opportunity to ramp up their tourism marketing.

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  • Nik

    I'm in shock. Barbados has always been considered one of the safest Caribbean destinations and I never felt unsafe. I stay there for months and never had an issue. Things are getting worse all over.

  • Pamela

    Someone has it for Americans down there. I've wondered whether this Trump admin war on "immigrants" has anything to do with someone taking out their anger on innocent folk.

  • Yardgirl

    Yep! Right quick!!

  • Yardgirl

    Having nice beaches is a good start and if they build so nice resorts with all the amenities on the property, that's all they need. Then do what DR did in the beginning, flood the market with very cheap packages and tourists will come in drives. I love me some Haitian mangoes so there has to be some area of good soil, lol.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Good because a VERY close friend of mine nearly escaped death going there.

  • PhillyFacts

    Thank God they escaped!????

  • Lena Justin

    Curious if TS Madison is still headed to the DR after all this.

  • PhillyFacts

    Puerto Rican’s don’t like to either.

  • TheOwley

    Aren't they supposedly working with the FBI to get to the bottom of this disaster. This "Dominican officials insist the U.S. tourists died from natural causes" does not help their case and all resort bound travelers should cancel.

  • Let them eat cake

    took a long time for those spells to start working lol

  • Fire & Ice

    I know... I live in Miami and know how a lot of them roll smh.

  • Lisa Left Eye

    I really hope they get to the bottom of what's going on over there, and soon. Its a beautiful country with kind and hardworking people

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Shole did! Mustve gone to the FO SHO Shaman for this new spell... ??

  • Renee26

    The one kicked off the plane smh

  • Renee26


  • Let them eat cake

    obeah man 4.0

  • dontgetblocked

    I don't play with my life. There is no reason to take my black azz to that racist country!

  • Eileen

    The DR racist oh do educate me how can a 3rd world country with one foot on dry land and the other foot in a sh-t hole be racist

  • Eileen

    uh I wouldn't necessarily call them kind and hardworking didnt that basebeall player get shot to sh-t for thinking he was still one of them?
    crabs in a barrel!

  • Eileen

    and you want them in our country.
    the NWO is trying their best to turn the USA into a sh-thole! TRUMP is saying not on my watch.
    Yall need to study READ up on foreign policy that is what drives our dominance as numero uno if you dont want to be number one/numero uno then take yo dumb butts to venezuela south america russia or the dominican republic. When you see these immigrants trying to get to America sumpins up!
    Yall betta be glad you are Americans and if you want to keep your freedom ya betta vote TRUMP! Thats right I said it VOTE TRUMP but do your due dilligence and read and I dont mean the tabloids!

  • andrice

    You're kidding, right?

  • Rayne

    No. An older gentleman went there for a vacation

  • Sid

    This is karma. They are treating Haitians so bad down there. Forcing them out of there homes. This is what you get

  • Keira

    Why can’t they give #45 a free resort vacation to DR.

  • DeJeri

    He was messing with a dopemans bish, allegedly

  • DeJeri

    I swear....I love Dominicans. I used to work with some. They're like N*****, but in Spanish.?

  • Allihave2say

    Ok well, you can still go and kick the bucket while you're there! LOL. Just kidding!

  • Allihave2say

    It's not the Haitians who are dying, it's us!
    (in this matter of course)

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??


  • Nik

    Good because the backlash against him for that would be the worst ever.

  • Logan Roberts

    *goes to purchase a couple of tickets to give as a gift*

  • Trace da Ace

    well good....cause it is not safe for us over there or anywhere.....a local heart doctor was murdered along with his "guide" over in Belize....went on a fishing trip with another man...and was murdered ...all because the other man had beef with some cartel or they killed them both.....shit is real out here....

  • yvette46

    Keeping my feet planted right here Barbados, D.R, Belize just got back from Barbados and San Juan beautiful places though..

  • Cricket404

    At least 12 Americans have died under suspicious circumstances while staying at hotels and resorts on the island over the past 2 years.
    -I don't understand the numbers, it seems like reports of people dying is daily in real time- I don't think this count started 2 years ago.

  • chris

    Hope they just running away from sallie mae

  • chris

    Had some great times in dr but the country is racist towards blacks. Most places are but not going back with my life in the line.