Hurricane Irma leading to airport closures, flight cancellations in Florida

Hurricane Irma leading to airport closures, flight cancellations in Florida

Tampa International Airport also remains closed.

Parts of South Florida are now projected to have a 90 percent chance of experiencing at least tropical storm-force winds, the National Hurricane Center noted in its 2 a.m. advisory.

He said flights out of most south-Florida airports "are packed."

Until then, extra flights will help a few thousand people beat the hurricane out of town.

If an American Airlines flight has been cancelled or excessively delayed, customers may cancel their reservation and request a full refund by visiting www.aa.com.

The busy airports in Miami, Fort Lauderale and Orlando are all expected to largely shut down over the weekend, as they lie in the storm's anticipated path.

Spirit Airlines said late Friday that it shuttered its Miramar, Florida headquarters and move its operations center to its backup in Detroit.

Florida's main airports have been forced to close as the latest hurricane to hit the USA bears down on the Florida coast.

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Florida residents and tourists rushed to Miami International Airport on Friday to catch the final departing flights as Hurricane Irma - a powerful, already-fatal storm with a width is larger than the entire Florida peninsula - bears down on the state.

American Airlines reports that operations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and West Palm Beach will be canceled throughout the weekend, and that flights originating from Europe and South America that were scheduled to arrive Friday has also been cancelled.

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

Early on, carrier JetBlue capped flights out of the area at $99, and other carriers followed suit, capping fares at between $99 and $399 a ticket.

Airlines are defending their prices same ticket prices go up as seats fill up. Social media users railed against the apparent spike in prices as people attempted to leave Florida before the storm hit. He said taxi lines were 20 deep, and some people reported waiting five to six hours on planes.

"I'd say down there, you're looking at at least 65 percent without now in Miami", he said. I just couldn't believe a domestic flight was costing me more than $1,500.

Florida residents who do manage to find gas should expect to pay more.

One woman, who wouldn't give BuzzFeed News her name, said she was vacationing from Honduras but cut her stay short. She said it's likely that the first ticket was economy on both legs but that the higher price included a flight in pricier business class after economy sold out. A week from now, flights on American Airline from Tampa to Phoenix ranged from $200 to $500.

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