Airlines have been cancelling flights along the predicted hurricane Irma’s path. According to Flight Award so far more than 4000 flights cancelled including 1,000 flights at major South Florida airports alone. MIA hub carrier American Airlines alone already cancelled 2405 flights.
United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines have added flights to get passengers out of the hurricane path as quickly as possible but will wind down operations at South Florida airports as early as Friday afternoon.
As a fare deal, many airlines have capped the ticket fare, but passengers find hard to get a seat.
While there are limited seats remaining before the storm hits, American has capped fares at $99 each way for Main Cabin and $199 for the premium cabin.
However flight cancellations are getting mixed opinion from the public, “They feel like they’ll get fewer complaints if they pre-emptively cancel flights,” said George Hobica, founder of Airfarewatchdog.com, which tracks airfares. “It’s better to have people at home, rather than at the airport. It’s certainly bad for publicity when you’re showing lines of stranded passengers, when you have passengers on cots.”