Hurricane Matthew prompts thousands of canceled flights

Live coverage as Florida airports shut down

DALLAS - Hurricane Matthew hasn't yet hit mainland U.S., but it's already ruining travel plans. 

As of 11:15 a.m. Thursday, more than 2,700 flights into, out of, and within the U.S. had been canceled through Friday, mostly for travel through Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas, according to 

The number of cancelations continued to climb throughout the morning. 

Miami, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale saw the highest number of cancelations. 

Miami International Airport tweeted that 90 percent of its daily flights were canceled, and most flights into and out of Miami would stop by 11 a.m. CST, though the airport would remain open. 

At DFW International Airport, more than 30 flights were canceled Thursday, all going to Florida, according to At Love Field, four flights to Florida were canceled Thursday.

News 8 caught up with passengers on one of the last flights into DFW from Miami Thursday. 

"Everything is kind of scrambled in South Florida. We haven’t had gas for two days. We haven’t had water. Everyone is preparing," said Diedre Kapp. 

Kapp scrambled to make it into DFW for a friend's wedding over the weekend. She prepared her home for a hurricane, but doesn't know what she'll find when she goes back to Miami. 

"I put my car on the second, third floor of the garage and was like, 'I hope you’re here when I get back,' and hunkered the house down, and left, that’s all you kind of can do, is just hope for the best," said Kapp. 

American Airlines scratched the highest number of flights, with more than 700 cancelations through Friday. 

It's travel policy lists guidelines on how affected travelers could rebook without paying a change fee. 

Southwest Airlines posted this Hurricane Matthew advisory on its website, saying travelers could reschedule flights into certain areas without a change fee, or get a refund for canceled flights.


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