Travel Traveling to the Bahamas After Hurricane Irma? Here's What to Know

02:49  13 september  2017
02:49  13 september  2017 Source:   travelandleisure.com

JetBlue Is Capping Prices for Direct Flights Out of Florida at $99 Before Irma Hits

  JetBlue Is Capping Prices for Direct Flights Out of Florida at $99 Before Irma Hits As Hurricane Irma hammers the Caribbean and could soon be wreaking havoc in Florida, JetBlue Airways is helping people evacuate by capping airfare at $99 for flights leaving the state. As Hurricane Irma hammers the Caribbean and could soon be wreaking havoc in Florida, JetBlue Airways is helping people evacuate by capping airfare at $99 for flights leaving the state.

What to Know About Traveling to the Bahamas After Hurricane Irma (Video). Cruise ships are expected to arrive as early as Wednesday.

For those questioning canceling or rescheduling an upcoming trip to the Florida Keys, here ’ s everything to know about Florida travel in the aftermath of Related: What to Know About Traveling to the Bahamas After Hurricane Irma . What parts of Florida were hit by Irma ? Pretty much all of it

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Hurricane Irma: Flight cancellations begin in Florida

  Hurricane Irma: Flight cancellations begin in Florida Airlines have started plans to winds down some of their Florida operations as Hurricane Irma tracked closer to several of the state’s busiest airports. Already, hundreds of flights have been canceled in Florida for Friday as airlines preemptively canceled flights in anticipation of Irma. As of 7 a.m. ET, more than 400 of Friday’s flights had been canceled in Miami and nearly 200 in Fort Lauderdale, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware.

Here ' s What to Know (Video). Jess McHugh. Travel +Leisure September 12, 2017. When Hurricane Irma passed through the Caribbean last week before making landfall again in Florida, it was so powerful it sucked water away from beaches in the Bahamas in a rare weather phenomenon.

Tips for travel to the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma . On top of that, some six million people visit The Bahamas each year, and the majority of them are from the U. S . If you are wondering if travel to The Bahamas is possible this year, here is what you need to know about how Irma (and Maria)

When Hurricane Irma passed through the Caribbean last week before making landfall again in Florida, it was so powerful it sucked water away from beaches in the Bahamas in a rare weather phenomenon.

"You know they happen theoretically, but the chances of seeing the most extraordinary weather phenomena are slim to none," meteorologist Angela Fritz wrote in TheWashington Post.

"This is one of those things — a hurricane strong enough to change the shape of an ocean," she said.

The group of islands collectively known as the Bahamas has rebounded quickly from the hurricane in the wake of the damage, with most major hotels planning to be up and running by the end of the week.

The Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau opened Monday, and the first cruise ships are slated to arrive to port Wednesday, according to a press release from the Bahamian tourist board.

What to do if Hurricane Irma is affecting your travel plans

  What to do if Hurricane Irma is affecting your travel plans Tourist should think twice before visiting areas the storm could hit.As of Wednesday morning, the hurricane had already hit much of the Leeward Islands, including Antigua and Anguilla, with the U.S. and British Virgin Islands due to be affected next. The storm’s current track has it on course to affect Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Bahamas. Florida is also in the line of fire: Gov. Rick Scott has already issued a state of emergency for the Sunshine State, and officials have ordered a mandatory evacuation of the Florida Keys.

Here ’ s what you need to know Travelers to the Bahamas and other areas that will be affected by Hurricane Irma should consider canceling their trips now. As Hurricane Irma batters the Caribbean, it is likely to put a major wrench in travel plans.

According to CNN, Hurricane Irma alone is estimated to have killed at least 44 people in the Caribbean; caused an estimated millions of dollars Here ’ s our comprehensive overview of where you can safely travel — but opening dates were still fluctuating as of publication time, so check directly

Travelers should feel safe traveling back to the island, as flights are landing and Atlantis, Paradise Island, Sandals Royal Bahamian, Warwick Paradise Island, Baha Mar Resort and Casino, and Melia Nassau Beach Resort are all expected to be operational by Wednesday.

Vacationers planning to visit the islands in the coming weeks do not need to cancel their reservations, as many of the resorts, including Atlantis, suffered no significant damage. Visitors who are staying in an Airbnb should check directly with their host to check if their room has suffered any damage.

Anyone planning a trip to the Bahamas should keep an eye on forecasts for Hurricane José, as its path could potentially veer toward the Caribbean archipelago.

José was a category 1 storm located in the Western Atlantic as of midday Tuesday, with sustained winds of approximately 75 miles per hour, according to CNN. The hurricane is expected to loop around and potentially travel close to the Bahamas this weekend.

This article was originally published on TravelAndLeisure.com

This Bride Donated Her Wedding Food to Irma Victims .
After the storm forced her to cancel her big day, she made sure the feast didn't go to waste.Williamson was supposed to marry her boyfriend of eight years, Alex Arteaga, at a beachside home in the Florida Keys on September 9, just one day before Hurricane Irma made landfall there, ABC News reports.

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