Emirates cancels Florida flights due to Hurricane Irma

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Airlines expanded their change-fee waivers to include airports as far north as the Carolinas.

An online search shows flights from South Florida costing more than $1000 people have been posting about their ticket prices on social media.

Cars wait in line at a gas station in Miami ahead of Hurricane Irma, on September 5, 2017.

Reporting on the dangers posed by Irma's powerful winds when they reach Florida, NPR's David Schaper spoke to Northwestern University civil engineering professor Joseph Schofer. "We didn't want him to experience what we experienced". "We have full details on the waiver at delta.com", the Delta spokesman told Yahoo Finance.

"When you look at the impact this event could have, you have to sit back and realize what's really important in life", Florida coach Jim McElwain said. In the meantime, Orlando International Airport will not be serving as a hurricane shelter. "They are asking people to arrive 4-5 hours prior to departure time", medical writer Larry Lynam tweeted Thursday afternoon. Orlando International Airport plans to cease operations by 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The news came after American Airlines flights were today cancelled due to Hurricane Irma, which is now moving through the eastern Caribbean to threaten the Florida peninsula. "So Chevron, if you're watching me right now, you need to call us and tell us why your prices are inflated in South Florida, because in Tallahassee they're not, in Tampa they're not, in South Florida they're high and there's no excuse for that".

Flights at Key West's airport ended Thursday, a day later than the airport originally said.

"I tried to rebook online", she said.

For all those who can evacuate by road or air, many cannot because of physical or financial constraints. Trips that usually take an hour were taking five hours. "I can't even put a number on how many hurricanes I've seen, and that's why it's nothing new for me or my family".

"I had to board up six properties before I could leave", said Richard Robinson, a Key West property owner. Florida, Georgia and SC are now facing states of emergency as they wait for the storm.

Almost 65% of all gas stations in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market were without fuel on Saturday, according to estimates from crowdsourcing platform GasBuddy. "We're going to be alright, though".

"Hundreds of Spirit Team Members left their homes in Florida behind to help make sure that the remaining Spirit flights not impacted by the storm could keep flying and we could recover operations as soon as possible", according to a statement from the company.

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