3. AMERICAN FOLLOWS American Airlines also decided to issue a cap on Wednesday night, announcing all cap pre-tax fares would cost about $99 for main cabin seats on direct flights out of Florida until Sept. 13.
4. DELTA ADDS MORE SEATS Delta upsized aircraft and added flights to airports in Punta Cana, Nassau, Freeport, Key West, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Sarasota, Orlando and more, according to a company statement.
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“More than 5,000 seats have been added to airports along Irma’s path to help customers evacuate the area. Delta has canceled 350 flights from Friday evening through Monday in the region as airports close along the path of the storm. Additional cancellations are expected for airports along the Gulf Coast,” Delta said.
5. AIRPORTS CLOSE Key West, Fla., is expected to fare better than previously expected but the airport will close at 8 p.m. Friday, Delta said in a statement. Orlando, Sanford and Melbourne airports will end commercial passenger flights on Saturday evening.
LOCAL AIRPORT IMPACT The Dayton International Airport only has one airline that flies non-stop to Florida markets — Allegiant Air. Allegiant's flight scheduled to Tampa-St. Petersberg for Friday has been cancelled. "I have not noticed any abnormal increase in passenger traffic in the airport," an airport spokeswoman said.
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7. ADVICE FOR TRAVELERS: If travelers are stuck in Florida somewhere, they should book a flight anywhere close to their destination, said local aviation expert Jay Ratliff. It's better to get out of the impacted area, than be stuck in an airport during Hurricane Irma.
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