Delta: Avoid Atlanta connections Monday, Tuesday because of Irma

  • Delta: Avoid Atlanta connections Monday, Tuesday because of Irma

Delta: Avoid Atlanta connections Monday, Tuesday because of Irma

Travelers able to return to Rhode Island at T.F. Green Saturday were relieved, and hoped for the best for the travelers stuck at Orlando International Airport and other Florida airports.

Irma is expected to cause a lot of damage. The Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D.C., and Boston is one of the most traveled stretches in the country.

Miami and other heavily populated areas of southeastern Florida are on the worst side of the storm.

Another concern is the airport is facing is the four cruise ships docking at Port Everglades on Tuesday.

United - notorious for manhandling a paying customer off a plane in April because it had double booked his seat - also offered to match charitable donations and even sent a jet to San Juan to aid in humanitarian efforts. 747 flying from Detroit to Orlando on Friday, said Morgan Durrant, a Delta spokesman.

"We did our shutters, and we placed our furniture the way that we think is the appropriate way", she said.

The roads across Florida have been congested the last few days, but not Friday in South Florida.

Several small communities around Lake Okeechobee in the south-central part of Florida were added to the evacuation list because the lake may overflow, the governor said - but he added that engineers expect the protective dike around the lake to hold up. For gas stations in evacuation zones: we need you to stay open as long as possible so people can get out. The airport "is not operational and continued gusty winds are delaying damage assessment teams from beginning the recovery process".

Florida's major theme parks are planning to close as Hurricane Irma approaches the state.

The carrier started watching Irma on August 30 at its operations centre in Calgary, which monitors and manages the movement of aircraft 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This story will be updated as more airlines and transportation operators provide NBC 6 with information on their updated travel protocols. One senior industry executive estimated the hourly cost of operating an Airbus A320 at $10,500, including fuel, no revenue is generated when it is empty. He said it took him three flights and 36 sleepless hours to get out of harm's way.

As Hurricane Irma bore down on the southern United States on Wednesday, airlines adjusted flight schedules, made cancellations and assured passengers they would not have to pay unusually high fares ahead of the storm's arrival. "It creates more disruption in the rest of the network to source those aircraft".

American Airlines has expanded its travel alert to include more than 50 airports and says special fares of $99 each way for travel in the main cabin and $199 one way in the premium cabin will be expanded to include all cities covered in the waiver as well as Charleston, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach in SC and Savannah, Ga.

Air Berlin:Canceled Saturday and Sunday flights.