Many head to airport for flights to FL ahead of Irma

Sunday, 10 Sep, 2017

She was notified a flight to CT was available so she said she immediately jumped on it.

"People have an expectation to be able to fly in and out of the airport after the storm", Meyer said.

American shut down operations at Miami and three other south Florida airports Friday night.

(Photo: Reuters/Gregg Newton) Motorists form a long line to get sandbags at Kissimmee, Fla., on Thursday to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Irma.

As of September 6, the National Hurricane Center had reported that Irma was still a very risky Category Five storm. "We didn't want him to experience what we experienced". "We have full details on the waiver at delta.com", the Delta spokesman told Yahoo Finance.

"Gainesville is also close to some of Florida's heaviest traffic points this week, specifically Interstate 75, which is a key statewide evacuation route", he said.

In order to qualify, your trip must involve travel in the Caribbean, Florida and some destinations along the Georgia and SC coast. "People get angry about seeing there's one seat in all of Miami available for $3,000, but they don't get angry about seeing that everything is just sold out". Albany International Airport is encouraging anyone with flights to check with their airlines for delays or changes.

Accusations of unfair pricing techniques have been investigated in the past, including after a deadly Amtrak derailment in 2015, but US officials said a year ago they found no evidence of wrongdoing in that instance.

"Of everything being gone when we get back, it's devastating", she said.

Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat who had been pressuring airlines to aid in evacuating Florida residents, spoke with airline executives on Thursday and urged them to add more flight outs of Florida. While I understand the fundamental economic principle of supply and demand, no company engaged in interstate commerce should exploit an emergency to take advantage of the people.

"It's very frightening to me because I've never been through that".

The deadly storm that's ripped through the Caribbean has people on edge.

At least 10 deaths have been blamed on Hurricane Irma as the system pummeled the Caribbean this week, according to ABC News.

In addition to the Florida, "it is the totality of the south-eastern United States that must shake himself and pay attention", including in Georgia, North Carolina and SC, he pointed out.

Florida's major theme parks are planning to close as Hurricane Irma approaches the state. "We're going to have a couple rough days".

The storm is expected to reach Florida early Sunday morning. Other airports, including Miami International and Palm Beach International, said they are continuing to monitor conditions.