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Airlines sell-off as Hurricane Irma sparks flight cancellations

Airlines sell-off as Hurricane Irma sparks flight cancellations

Orlando International Airport closed Saturday and won't reopen to passenger traffic until after Hurricane Irma has passed, a damage assessment has been completed, necessary recovery efforts have been made and airlines are consulted to determine when best to resume operations.

This week, with Hurricane Irma on the horizon and scores of residents and tourists trying to flee, the price flights out of some Florida increased dramatically.

Delta Airlines: no announcement yet, added one outbound flight Friday. As of Friday morning, Hawaii posted the highest average price per gallon, $3.36, almost a dollar more than in Oklahoma, where it was the lowest at $2.37.

To help ease Florida's troubles, Governor Scott has also taken several steps to try to speed up gas deliveries and encourage gas stations to remain open as long as possible.

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.

She said flights over the weekend to the path of the hurricane are still set as scheduled, but airlines could change plans based on how the storm unfolds.

Operations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, West Palm Beach and other airports will also be cancelled throughout the weekend.

"So it's not a weather issue that canceled the flight", he said.

Southwest Airlines had already added three flights from San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, but did not immediately respond to an inquiry about additional extra flights.

Anticipated flight cancellations due to Hurricane Irma's proximity to Florida have started to impact travelers at Albany International Airport, airport officials said.

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Miami, home to one of American Airlines' largest hubs, said Wednesday it will "wind down operations" on Friday afternoon at Miami International Airport, as well as at Ft.

Air Canada: Saturday's flight is cancelled.

JetBlue advertised price caps of $99 and $159. "When you think about South Florida, there are four major airlines with very large operations".

Some passengers have gone on social media this week to accuse airlines of exorbitant price hikes ahead of the storm.

"I've been searching for a few hours now on Expedia and other travel sites and it's been actually impossible", Diaz said.

"I'd say down there, you're looking at at least 65 percent without now in Miami", he said. "I was expecting to pay $700, not $1,725".

Walker is a Miami resident, who is originally from Rochester.

Though McRae was anxious about possible flooding - many new neighborhoods in Homestead are built in low-lying areas - she said she did not expect a repeat of 1992, when Andrew tore the roof off her house and flattened entire neighborhoods nearby.

Allegiant Airlines flight 738 was the only flight arriving from Orlando of the day. The fares will apply to flights out of the specified cities until September 17.


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