American Airlines added an additional 23 flights over the past two days.
Constantinidis said the preparations for Irma bring back memories of Hurricane Andrew, which devastated Florida 25 years ago. (Delta later directly reached out to her and she was able to book a seat at a lower price.) Someone else trying to book on American found their flight jumped nearly $600 within the span of a couple hours. While Irma will likely lose hurricane status by the time it would get there, it was likely to still be packing enough wind and rain to cause possible disruptions there.
While evacuees in Florida encounter gasoline shortages as they flee Hurricane Irma, drivers in the rest of the country are still dealing with the effects of Tropical Storm Harvey, which has added more than 30 cents to the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded. "We have full details on the waiver at delta.com", the Delta spokesman told Yahoo Finance.
Jennifer Price lives in SC, but she used to live in South Florida.
The announcements come as some airlines have been accused of price-gouging on one-way fares from areas set to be affected by Hurricane Irma which as of Friday was barreling toward Florida as a Category 4 storm after devastating several islands in the Caribbean. JetBlue and American both said they are selling remaining direct flights this week for $99, while Delta is capping direct flights at $399.
Miami International Airport is urging people to book their reservation prior to going to the airport.
"Rain/wind from #Irma have arrived".
Few airline seats to be found as Miami evacuates
With its airfield and terminal secured, Tampa International Airport shut down flight operations at 8 p.m. Saturday in advance of the impending Hurricane Irma.
Officials at Walt Disney World in Orlando say its parks will close on Saturday afternoon and remain closed through Monday.
"You have this really risky storm coming, and all these people are trying to do the right and responsible thing to leave so they don't put other people's lives in danger, like first responders, and it makes it so hard with all these added obstacles".
"We were under a mandatory evacuation". They had to take three flights just to get to Dallas.
"I've never witnessed sheer panic like that", he told WLBZ2. "I don't think that's fair", Slabaugh said.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal ordered evacuations for all areas east of Interstate 95, including the city of Savannah, and authorized about 5 000 National Guard members to help with response and recovery. The storm was forecast to reach the Florida Keys on Sunday morning local time before moving up the state's Gulf Coast.
Irma was a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour and is forecast to remain at that strength when it comes ashore someplace south of Miami on Sunday.