Hurricane Irma: JetBlue offers $99 flights out of Florida

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Hurricane Irma sparks evacuations in Miami area

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Hurricane Irma sparks evacuations in Miami area

Miami-Dade county commissioner Esteban Bovo on preparing for Hurricane Irma.

JetBlue Airways Corp is offering $99 direct flights from every Florida city where it operates, the airline said on Wednesday, as people hurry to leave before powerful Hurricane Irma hits the state.

A price cap through Sept. 10 is also in place for all of JetBlue's Florida connecting flights, a maximum fare of $159 up to the last available seat, the company said.

"We want those trying to leave ahead of the hurricane to focus on their safe evacuation rather than worry about the cost of flights," JetBlue spokesman Doug McGraw said.

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