“We are doing everything we can to get our customers out of the way of Hurricane Irma”, Katie Cody, senior manager of communications at AA, told BuzzFeed.
Albert Ellis Airport in Onslow County says more than 12,500 flights across the country have been grounded because of the storm.
Miami International Airport will shut down when sustained winds reach 55 miles per hour.
Hurricane Irma is taking aim at the Bahamas and is already impacting the coast of Cuba.
The last domestic flight of the Boeing 747 was expected to depart from Los Angeles International Airport earlier this week, an event marked by a celebration at the Delta Air Lines passenger lounge.
“We just couldn’t fit all of us in one auto”, he said.
“No. 1, I don’t have anywhere to go”, said Roberts, an attorney.
According to Flightstats, 356 flights had already been canceled on Thursday, following 501 cancellations on Wednesday as the Hurricane barrelled toward Florida.
“Airlines certainly have a right to a reasonable return for services rendered and vagaries in pricing are to be expected; but airlines have no right to impose exorbitant, unfair prices on Americans simply trying to get out of harm’s way”, they wrote.
Aran Coello said that additional crew from American’s headquarters in Dallas has come to assist in Miami, but there was a shortage of Miami-based staff who were “trying to take care of their family members”.
Commercial flights are scheduled to resume Monday at 7:40 p.m., according to its Twitter account.
No alternate transportation will be provided for any of the canceled trains, Amtrak said. The National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for the Florida Keys and parts of South Florida, the first of what is likely many watches and warnings throughout Florida over the next few days.
As for preparation of the upcoming storm, Cathy Johnson said they’re watching the news to get a better idea of the course of the storm as she believes it will start hitting them around Sunday.
“We may be sorry, I hope we’re not”, said Schwartz, who was staying inside with his wife; his 50-year-old son, Jeff; and their cat, Mr. Murphy. They say they will only go on calls if a supervisor allows them because conditions are too unsafe.
“If I wasn’t pregnant, I’d be in the vehicle headed north with my dog and my husband”, she said. The airline company flew a Boeing 747-400, which has the capacity to hold 376 passengers, to Orlando, FL, on September 8.
Alonso said the flight was delayed as crews worked to fill the plane with stranded passengers no matter their final destination. She thought she was going to go to Orlando and ride out the storm, but her parents wanted her back in their arms.