Delta to cancel about 800 flights due to Irma

Delta to cancel about 800 flights due to Irma

As of Friday morning, the Miami airport remained open, though officials there have warned flights will stop as soon as sustained winds in the area reached 55 miles per hour. American said any timeline for resumption of flights will be governed by not only airport conditions, but also the ability of airport and airline staff to get to work. Other airlines had already ceased operations in the region.

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. "Everything's great, ' and I got a text message on a flight from L.A.to Miami that said, Your flight's canceled from Miami to Bolivia'". Even the biggest planes can become toys in the hands of Mother Nature's wrath.

Miami International's Twitter account urged people to confirm their flight is still scheduled to depart before coming to the airport.

"If it flies, it's not going to be in south Florida", said Ross Feinstein, a spokesman for American. "Aircraft undergoing maintenance that are unable to fly will be placed in a hangar and secured".

But while airlines offered some cheap flights out of south Florida after complaints, passengers said that did little good if all the flights were fully booked or cancelled.

"Some people just traveled up to Orlando where it's expected to be more safe because it's inland", said Davis.

Scott announced late Thursday that all schools as well as state offices would be closed Friday through next Monday.

Florida Atlantic is the only program from the Sunshine State playing in Week 2 as they traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to take on the Badgers. "You just communicate with them and communicate with their families". The situation is a particular headache for American Airlines, the country's largest air carrier, which uses Miami as a major hub.

Mandatory evacuations have been issued in two Florida counties: Monroe County and Miami-Dade County's Zones A and B. Monroe covers the Florida Keys, while Miami-Dade's Zones A and B include Miami Beach and Key Biscayne.

JetBlue said it reduced fares to $99 to $159 one-way for remaining seats on flights leaving the hurricane's path including Florida and locations in the Caribbean.

In Miami-Dade County, the southeastern-most county on the US mainland with more than 2.7 million residents, about 150,000 people so far have been ordered to evacuate.

He said Irma's intensity set it apart from other storms.

That way you don't waste your money. In Central Florida, no passenger flights were planned at Orlando International, with more than 300 flights canceled. By 3 p.m., all of XOJet's flights were in the air or about to take off. "I won't go otherwise, '" he told Rakow. "We'll drive two or three hours'".

No. 10 Florida State canceled its home game Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe because of impending Hurricane Irma.

Posted: Sep. 8, 2017 7:00 am Updated: Sep. Police struggled restore order for several days, he said, adding that he plans to keep his cellphone, wallet and Smith & Wesson pistol close by this time around.

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