JetBlue is capping ticket prices to $99 in florida. (in every city where the airline operates) so people can evacuate as Hurricane Irma moves through the Caribbean.
JetBlue has decided to charge a maximum of $99 up to the last available seat for direct flights and up to $159 for the last available seat for connecting flights. This includes government taxes.
Not only that, JetBlue is waiving cancellation fees as well as waiving charge 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.”
As a result of this, other airlines have begun to follow JetBlue’s lead. On wednesday afternoon American Airlines said it would also cap its airfares.
“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 said.
More companies should be following suit, corporations need to support & help people, not price gouging in times of crisis. We all need to look out for each other during these dark times and work towards preventing further climate change, which causes these hurricanes.