Flight prices are falling as big airlines work to help people flee Florida before Hurricane Irma hits, CNN reported.
JetBlue is offering any remaining seats in select places at reduced fairs from $99 to $159, according to CNN. American Airlines has capped the price of main cabin seats at $99, and Delta won’t charge more than $399 for tickets to and from southern Florida and the Caribbean.
Most flights for American were sold out Wednesday, but the company was working to add more, CNN reported. Delta has seats available, but it doesn’t fly to many locations in southern Florida.
The price caps will be in effect through Sept. 13.
These caps came after people complained on social media about skyrocketing fares as people tried to flee from the hurricane. The U.S. Department of Transportation said it has received complaints about price gouging from areas near hurricanes Harvey and Irma. It will evaluate whether airlines violated any regulations, CNN reported.
Hurricane Irma could hit Florida over the weekend, bringing damage even worse than what Texas suffered during Harvey.