Florida airports close as Hurricane Irma hits

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Florida's Major Airports Assess Damage After Hurricane Irma

A Traffic Management Program is in effect for Miami International Airport, Ft.

Kristen Castro was on a cruise that had to dock early because of Irma.

The airport announced Saturday that the airlines had canceled all departing flights Monday.

McTeague echoed what many officials have been urging: that travelers limit their fuel purchases to what they realistically need, as courtesy to those who might go without. However, he says the airline has taken steps to reduce fares so that it won't charge more than the cost of a typical last-minute fare.

Miami hasn't announced if it will cease commercial flying during the storm, but once sustained winds hit 55 miles per hour, aircraft can not take off or land. "The worst case scenario is that I'll be stuck right here". They pair said people should always evacuate. American Airlines Group Inc will not resume commercial flights at its Miami International Airport hub this morning but may operate flights to bring in staff and supplies. That is, if he could get his bag.

Hurricane Irma continues to damage and flood areas of the Caribbean, leaving nine dead in the wake of its path, CNN reported. He said there weren't enough flight attendants or pilots required to fly. The airline extended cancellations in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic through Friday and scrubbed flights in Cuba and the Bahamas Friday and Saturday. "It was simply because the people are simply anxious about their houses, which I would too".

Cancellations of Friday afternoon flights are being seen, and even more are expected for Saturday and Sunday, airport spokesman Doug Myers said.

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Complicating matters was a police-involved shooting on the tarmac that caused further delays.

Expedia spokeswoman Sarah Gavin said her company couldn't replicate the woman's story because one of the flights had sold out. "And everybody's standing there like, 'What?" They were operated by Southwest Airlines to and from Orlando. At least 500 aircraft scheduled for flights into or out of the state will flee Friday and Saturday depending on the storm's direction, according to aviation consultant Mead & Hunt.

"I convinced myself that it's not going to be so bad", said McRae, 56, as she listed the features of her concrete house, built in 2007, including both shatterproof windows and aluminum hurricane shutters.

"This has not been fun at all", she said.

Southwest Airlines:Will cancel flights at RSW after its 7:30 p.m. Friday flight to Atlanta.

Miami also is a destination for a large number of worldwide flights, and IAG's British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are among carriers that have grounded flights headed there.

Others were trying to get to other places, including Costa Rica and Washington D.C.

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