Orlando International Airport plans to close Saturday for Hurricane Irma

Orlando International Airport plans to close Saturday for Hurricane Irma

Non-commercial flights will continue until conditions become too risky.

UPDATE 4:45 p.m. Thursday: Orlando Sanford International airport will suspend commercial flights after 5:15 p.m. Saturday.

She's a flight attendant based in South Florida, but will spend the next couple of days in her hometown.

Delta Airlines is also reducing fares, waiving change fees for customers, and adding extra flights due to Hurricane Irma. News reports the airlines have had trouble with price spikes and high demand. In Miami and West Palm Beach, almost 35 percent of gas stations are out of gas, while Gainesville is reporting over 40 percent of its gas stations are out of gas.

Several flights that were supposed to leave Florida late Friday night were cancelled.

Airlines are scrambling to get out of the way of one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes ever recorded as the storm threatens to make landfall in the continental USA this weekend.

Feinstein added that the airport's Miami operations were already at capacity and that the airline would be forced to stop operations in Florida very soon.

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Flights from Miami, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale - the 12th, 13th and 21st largest airports in the country - went largely dormant Saturday ahead of the extreme weather.

Flights on JetBlue and Southwest from Orlando and Fort Lauderdale to Albany Friday and Saturday were sold out as relatives and friends of Capital Region residents were attempting to escape the hurricane.

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.

Big airports in Florida remained closed Monday, and flight cancellations were spreading north along the track of Tropical Storm Irma.

AA added in a statement issued yesterday that the devastation has resulted in more than 2,200 canceled flights throughout its worldwide network.

Airlines are defending their prices same ticket prices go up as seats fill up. He said taxi lines were 20 deep, and some people reported waiting five to six hours on planes. "It's a huge hurricane, and I don't think you can be that prepared, no matter what you do". "I was expecting to pay $700, not $1,725". She had booked her trip more than a month ago and, as a newcomer to Florida, she was more than happy to get out of town before the storm.

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. A different screenshot showed an American flight originally priced at $193 selling for over $1500. The airline noted that availability on all of these flights is "extremely limited".

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