JetBlue Caps Direct Flights Out Of Florida At $99 Ahead Of Hurricane Irma
September 7, 2017
After a number of travelers had complained of steep airfares as they scrambled to book tickets to flee Hurricane Irma, JetBlue announced that every direct flight out of Florida on their airline will cost a maximum of $99 and connecting flights will max out at $159.
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"Given that many Floridians are struggling to get out of harm's way, this is welcome news," Florida Sen. Bill Nelson said in a statement. "I hope more airlines do the right thing and follow suit."
The cheap fares will be on sale through September 13. JetBlue is also adding flights to its schedule in cities where they have aircraft available.
American Airlines also followed JetBlue's lead.
"While there are limited seats remaining before the storm hits, we will cap our pre-tax fares at $99 for MainCabin seats on direct, single leg flights out of Florida for tickets sold through Sunday Sept. 10 for travel until Sept. 13," a spokeswoman told Yahoo Finance.
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