JetBlue (JBLU) is capping its ticket prices in every city in Florida where the airline operates so people can evacuate as Hurricane Irma barrels through the Caribbean.
JetBlue will charge a maximum of $99 up to the last available seat for direct flights and a maximum of $159 up to the last available seat for connecting flights, a JetBlue representative told Yahoo Finance. That includes government taxes.
The airline has also added flights to its schedule out of select cities where they have aircraft available.
For existing reservations, JetBlue is waiving cancellation fees as well as waiving change fees and differences in air fare for rebooking.
“Given that many Floridians are struggling to get out of harm’s way, this is welcome news,” Florida Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) said in an emailed statement sent by a spokesman. “I hope more airlines do the right thing and follow suit.”
A spokesman for Delta (DAL) told Yahoo Finance that the airline reduced the …
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