JetBlue Caps Ticket Prices At $99 For Hurricane Irma Evacuees
- Author: Zachary Reyes Sep 12, 2017,
Sep 12, 2017, 8:28
All flights at Miami International Airport have been cancelled until further notice.
Historic Hurricane Irma is expected to pass over or very close to South Florida on Saturday night into Sunday as a Category 4 or 5 storm. "Operations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, West Palm Beach and other airports will be affected".
The airline is also adding flights, and has enacted a travel waiver and expanded the dates and cities from which those impacted by the storm can use it. He also said while it's too early to know what effect Irma will have on the airport, officials are preparing for all eventualities. The last flight out left the Miami International Airport on Friday evening and was an Air Europa flight destined for Madrid. Ploetz had just been informed that her 3 p.m. flight to Frankfurt had been canceled.
In total Dayton International Airport had 11 flights coming in and out of Atlanta, Charlotte or parts of Florida canceled or delayed.
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport closed Friday.
In readiness for #Hurricane Irma which is set to make landfall on Sunday, all the #Major airlines in the region have already ceased operations. The Fort Worth-based carrier said it has canceled more than 2,500 flights as of Friday stretching through September 11.
Their legs covered by a blanket, Jennie Langtofl, 25, and Simone Hoeier, 24, watched a movie on an iPad and waited for their flight - which might leave Tuesday. The airline said it may resume service to Punta Cana on Saturday and restart service to San Juan when conditions permit. Ships that cannot call at a port could sail to the next one or wait out the storm in safe waters until ports reopen to dock and unload, Katherine Mosquera, a Maersk spokeswoman, said by phone.
Airlines are also getting aircraft out of Irma's path. Forecast winds are powerful enough to lift empty and stationary jetliners off the ground.