Let's see if this works
Although my family and I boarded on time, AA admitted that they delayed our initial flight 2.5 hours because of insufficient baggage handlers. The pilot apologetically stated, “There is no excuse for this.” Even the supervisor I spoke with, Paul Patterson(?), admitted there was no weather delay. It took an additional hour to unload baggage in STT. AA has admitted that it is at fault for this problem.
At STT, AA would not help us. The desk clerk blamed the delay on weather, and to make arrangements with LIAT. We found that there were no other flights to
Needless to say, we incurred several additional expenses (taxi, ferry, etc.) in order to reach our destination, setting foot on
I have asked American, but they have refused to compensate us for the additional expenses. I attach a copy of the documentation sent to American. Accordingly, since this ticket is covered under the Warsaw convention, I'm putting LIAT on notice of my request for reimbursement to LIAT by tendering copies of receipts for the $135 additional travel expenses we incurred from American’s delay. I deserve payment, but LIAT may seek indemnification from American through your interairline agreements.
Although I realize LIAT did not cause our delay, I ask that LIAT please pay promptly, i.e., within 30 days. Please do not send me vouchers, as I will not honor them. Anything less than payment negotiable for cash is not acceptable. Please understand that this payment is trivial compared to the confinement imposed on my family, loss of vacation time, stress, etc. I look forward to your understanding and prompt reimbursement.