Buccaneers-Dolphins game moved to November 19 due to Hurricane Irma
- Author: Leroy Wright Sep 07, 2017,
Sep 07, 2017, 21:56
Airlines have been accused of cashing in on the disaster created by Hurricane Irma by hiking the prices of flights by thousands of dollars.
Bucs coach Dirk Koetter says he is nervous about riding out his first hurricane in Tampa as Irma, an historic cyclone with its 175 mile per hour wind, zeroes in on the state of Florida and is expected to make landfall this weekend. "Football takes a back seat to all of that".
"This thing is a buzz saw", warned Colorado State University meteorology professor Phil Klotzbach. The team regularly ranks among the worst in attendance in Major League Baseball, although Wednesday's turnout warrants no criticism.
Airlines had issued waivers for booked travelers to change their flights away from Irma's disruption. The carrier announcing Wednesday night it's cancelling more than 2,000 flights to and from Florida. Her son will fly out Thursday night. Our thoughts are with those in the path of Hurricane Irma, both here in South Florida and afar.
The impending arrival of Hurricane Irma has turned the South Florida sports world upside down for the weekend.
It's a combination of a surge in demand and limited seats left.
Cathy Cheng, of Miami, said she also noticed outrageous prices for tickets, which she said would usually be much cheaper.
- Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2017Why is #Irma likely going to turn north, and not move far into the Gulf?
Southwest, Delta, American and Jet Blue all contend there's no gouging going on. "For us, to keep it there would be huge". I just couldn't believe a domestic flight was costing me more than $1,500.
One-way flights from Tampa to Reagan National Airport averaged at $938. "It gives you practice for when you have to do it later in the season".
American said Wednesday that most of the flights out of the area were now sold out, but the company was working to add more. We'll just have to wait and see how it all pans out.
"It is scary", Comer said. This plane will not be heading to San Juan, Puerto Rico. "I've told everyone tomorrow to focus on getting their homes and their families safe".
But Comer's daughter only has $500 saved. Category 5 is the highest category of storms. According to the Florida Department of Citrus, Florida's orange crop accounts for 58% of the state's domestic output, generating close to $1.2 billion in cash receipts. That includes government taxes. At the original time and place.
"I want to play today if we could", Miami receiver Jarvis Landry said.