More flights canceled as hurricanes hit regions

Almost 700 flights were canceled Monday at Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

The airport tweeted late Sunday that it needs to assess the damage before deciding whether passenger flights can resume Tuesday.

Walker is a Miami resident, who is originally from Rochester. "New flights are being added to and from Miami, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Key West, all to Atlanta", Banstetter explained.

Southwest operates a major base in Fort Lauderdale, as does Spirit Airlines. The situation is a particular headache for American Airlines, the country's largest air carrier, which uses Miami as a major hub.

"Irma will impact air travel throughout the nation as flights are canceled or delayed", Myers said. Even the biggest planes can become toys in the hands of Mother Nature's wrath. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will leave at 7:45 p.m. and then the airport will be closed for at least the next two days.

Virgin Atlantic is advising passengers who have booked flights to check before they fly. "I parked my auto in a garage that's off the ground away from flooding areas, and then I left".

Orlando's busy global airport says flight operations will halt there Saturday afternoon. Sanford International Airport will also close Saturday evening. "These are expensive pieces of equipment and you don't want to have them in harms way", added Krishnan. The airline said the storm would cost it $400 million in revenue this quarter.

Airlines are offering more seats for those evacuating from the path of Hurricane Irma as spots on their regularly scheduled flights out of Florida fill up. The added flights include a Boeing Co. Delta said Sunday it was tentatively restarting Florida service Monday, pending an assessment of infrastructure damage.

The only one he could get was a 48-hour trek that would have taken him through Hong Kong. McTeague said others in the Tampa area might follow soon.

Air Canada: Saturday's flight is cancelled.

"We sat on the tarmac for about three hours", one woman told Rakow. "We've been at the airport since 6 o'clock yesterday and we haven't gone anywhere". "I won't go otherwise, '" he told Rakow.

Floridians have spent the past week boarding up their homes in preparation for Hurricane Irma that is expected to make landfall in some parts of Florida starting Saturday with the rest of the state being hit the hardest on Sunday morning. "They said, 'Nope, flight's good".

Local 10 News reporter Erica Rakow spoke to several stranded travelers at Miami International Airport early Friday.

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