Hurricane Irma Travel Resource Page

Hurricane Irma was a category 5 storm with sustained winds of 185mph.

We’re thinking of everyone in her path and hope this resource page helps you either get out or stay up to date on the latest news to make your travels smoother.

AIRLINE TRAVEL POLICIES
Air Canada | Alaska | American Airlines | Delta | Frontier | JetBlue | Southwest | Spirit | United | Virgin America | WestJetEvery Airline Website and Phone Number

CRUISE LINE POLICIES
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line | Carnival Cruise Line | Celebrity Cruises | Disney Cruise Line | MSC Cruises | Norwegian Cruise Line | Royal CaribbeanCruise Critic

GROUND TRANSPORTATION
TriRail | Amtrak | Greyhound

TOP IRMA STORIES (UPDATED: September 143, 10:01pm ET)

NEWS AGENCIES
ABC | CNN | FOX | NBC | NPR | NOAA’s Hurricane TrackerUSA Today | NY Times | Washington Post | WSJ | Weather.com

WHO TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER
Irma | @NOAAHurricaneHunters | Live Airline Twitter Feed | @WeatherChannel | @RedCross | @ASPCA | @FEMA | @WunderGround

WEATHER MAPS
JJ Weather Page | Current Winds

LIVE WEBCAMS
Extreme Weather Cams
Florida Keys Webcams
Delray Beach Cam
Miami Beach

APPS TO DOWNLOAD
Hurricane Tracker
NOAA Now for iOS
NOAA Weather for Android
Weather.com
TravelSmart

HOW TO HELP
-American Red Cross: To donate visit redcross.org, call 1- 800-RED-CROSS or text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Donate your Hilton Honors points for Hurricane Irma Support

GOOD TO KNOW

-LA Times: Your Cruise is Canceled because of Hurricane Irma. Now What Do you Do?
-The FAA does not close its control tower at MIA (Miami Airport) until sustained winds (not gusts) reach 55 miles per hour, at which point planes cannot take off or land. However, many airlines decide to not fly well before that point and sometimes on a case-by-case basis, so passengers should stay in close contact with their individual airline about their flight status and make arrangements before coming to the airport.
-Passenger and cargo flights at Miami International Airport continue to increase toward a full daily schedule. There were 158 arrivals and 100 departures on September 12, but a total of 526 flights were cancelled. There were also 147 cargo-only flights yesterday.
-The projected schedule for today includes 225 arrival flights and 208 departures, with a total of 402 flights cancelled – which is about 50 percent of MIA’s normal schedule.
-Full flight operations by all airlines are expected sometime this weekend.
-Since all airlines are not yet at a full schedule, passengers should contact their airline to confirm their flight’s status before coming to the airport.
-The MIA Rental Car Center is now open, and Metrorail and Metrobus service at MIA is operating at a limited schedule. Taxi and Transportation Network Company service have also resumed.

GOOD TO KNOW FOR NEXT STORM
-Buy travel insurance as soon as you purchase your trip because once a storm is formed you can’t buy it. I use Allianz Travel Insurance (Full disclosure: I work as an ambassador for Allianz Global Assistance (AGA Service Company) and receive financial compensation).
-The MIA airport is not a designated shelter during a storm, and operational needs at MIA may require occupants to be evacuated to nearby shelters. Resources like food and water may also not be readily available in the airport during or after the storm. For the latest updates about airport operations, airport users should follow MIA on Twitter @iflymia.

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3 Comments on "Hurricane Irma Travel Resource Page"

  1. Thanks, Johnny, for your unbelievable service. The comprehensive information you provided is fantastic and so useful. I’m forwarding it to everyone I know. I watch you every Saturday on Leo’s show.

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