Floridians fleeing Irma say airports are chaotic

Floridians fleeing Irma say airports are chaotic

Floridians fleeing Irma say airports are chaotic

Those still trying to make it there can find discounted tickets on some airlines, but many Florida airports are announcing closings.

As of September 6, the National Hurricane Center had reported that Irma was still a very unsafe Category Five storm.

The airlines service has reportedly announced that until September 10, no direct flight originating from Florida will be more than $99, and any flight that has another connecting trip will be capped at $159.

"They missed the flight because it was so congested to get through security", he said, explaining that they're now driving to Chicago.

The downgrade didn't stop airlines from canceling flights, however, as cancellations increased to 690 on Friday from 458 on Thursday, according to FlightStats.

Hundreds of Florida flights have already been canceled, and travel experts say they expect those numbers to rise as airlines finalize their plans.

The woman later tweeted that Delta had reached out to her and resolved the issue - but she wasn't the only one spotting eye-popping fares.

That's not very surprising, and it may not be "price-gouging" per se.

Price algorithms used by airlines generally bump up ticket costs when last-minute demand increases as supply is limited, unless there's a manual cap. Lauderdale, Sarasota, Orlando and other Florida cities.

JetBlue airlines, which is headquartered in Orlando, offered flyers $99 one-way tickets out of Florida through Sunday.

Meanwhile, Alejandra Carriazo from Miami had a flight to Ithaca, New York but it was cancelled.

In addition, the airline has capped fares at $99 for those returning to affected areas between 10 September to 17 September.

The hurricane has been downgraded to a Category 4 storm, but authorities in Florida warned residents to brace for a high level of damage. The airport has been inundated with passengers trying to flee South Florida, and on Thursday night, it was the scene of a police-involved shooting.

"To the extent they have to close the Port of Miami or Port Everglades in Ft".

"I think it's the best move to get away", said Rena Saiter, who lives in Miami.

The governor urged Floridians to take any potential evacuation orders seriously and start moving when given the go-ahead. "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". The [algorithm] systems did what they were supposed to do. "And I said 'I gotta get out there'".

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