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More than 10000 flights canceled due to Irma

More than 10000 flights canceled due to Irma”

She was supposed to fly back to Chicago with her daughter Saturday, but the flight was canceled.

However, Delta doesn't have any available flights from Miami, but they're trying to add more for the evacuees.

"There is a huge infrastructure to the airport as you know".

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long was even more blunt when asked about people who didn't heed evacuation orders in the Keys. "What happens to the people that can't afford flights now?" said Mercurius, a health science and African American studies student at the University of Miami. Some took advantage of cots that had been set up in an auditorium to make their wait more comfortable.

Many of those leaving Wednesday said they didn't want to gamble on getting stranded.

"There's a lot of homes that have water in the them right now", Gillen said.

Meanwhile, Amtrak said it was canceling trains to and from Florida this weekend.

Generally airlines do not operate in sustained crosswinds that exceed 35 miles per hour, and the Federal Aviation Administration tower ceases operations after winds of 55 miles per hour, the airport noted.

It wasn't among the thousands of suitcases scattered throughout the baggage claim area.

The airline now has a page dedicated to Irma at its website.

The airport was to close after the final non-canceled flight today. "We're not too anxious about it".

The No. 2 USA airline by passenger traffic, whose business is heavily dependent on operations at the Atlanta airport, said it was planning to resume service to airports in Florida.

"We sat on the tarmac for about three hours", one woman told Rakow.

Business Insider reports that American Airlines is also capping the price of tickets out of Florida at $99 for MainCabin seats on direct, single leg flights out of the state although, again, space is limited. "We got the cat, we got the dog, we got everybody". "And everybody's standing there like, 'What? It means it hasn't gotten to us yet", Koon said.

The evacuation flight marked one of the last hurrahs in the USA for the venerable jumbo, nicknamed the Queen of the Skies, as Delta and United Airlines prepare to replace the planes with more efficient twin-engine models. "But this one scares me", Sally Carlson said as she snapped photos of the waves crashing against boats in St. Petersburg.

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

With Hurricane Irma closing in on Florida, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport announced it will shut down its air traffic control tower at 4 p.m. Saturday and remain closed until 1 p.m. Monday.

Georgia Power said more than 3,400 field personnel are on standby to assist with restoration but that work can't begin until conditions are safe.

But she and her daughters won't be there.

Flights to other destinations such as Dallas, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. were listed as on time.



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