From July 11, 2018
Leaving Haiti has become routine and very familiar; however, it has not become less frustrating and stressful. It is an endurance contest in normal times. These are far from normal times. The riots deeply wounded this city and many of its people. I checked the American Airlines website yesterday morning at 4:30am and learned that the plane from Miami to Port-au-Prince that was scheduled to depart at 7:10am was delayed until 8:10am. That was the plane which would turn around and head to Ft. Lauderdale at 10:30am. Its late arrive means my flight will be delayed by an hour. I had no way to contact the tap-tap driver to come a little later. I decided to leave Santa Chiara at the scheduled time of 7:30am and just hang out at the airport for an extra hour.