Anyone planning to travel to Florida and the surrounding islands over the next few months should be "watching the weather constantly", said Phillips.
A Delta official said the company has also made a decision to reduce the price of its highest fares and waive change fees in response to HurricaneIrma.
JetBlue will waive fees and fare increases for customers with reservations on specific flights. "We have full details on the waiver at delta.com", the Delta spokesman told Yahoo Finance.
One customer, John Lyons, a 53-year-old father from CT, purchased a one-way American Airlines ticket from Miami to Hartford on Monday this week for $159.20 for his daughter to get out of Hurricane Irma's path as the storm churns through the Caribbean.
One Norwalk teen who's a freshman at the University of Miami flew into Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, Thursday afternoon, much to his father's relief.
Whether by plane, auto or train, hundreds of thousands of people are scrambling to get out of South Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma, a massive system that forecasters say is the most powerful storm to hit the Atlantic Coast in more than a decade.
He cautioned that flights were going very fast at these prices.
The airport also noted that it is not a hurricane shelter. Our last departure on Friday from Miami is scheduled to be AA2213, departing at 3:49 p.m. ET for Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Miami's airport is American Airlines' fourth-largest hub, and a major worldwide gateway for their system.
"I actually talked to my aunt who lives in Miami, and she says she is sticking it out".
Mandatory evacuations are set to begin in the area ahead of the storm.
"Given that many Floridians are struggling to get out of harm's way, this is welcome news", said Florida Sen.
"I've never witnessed sheer panic like that", he told WLBZ2.
One woman in Miami's Little Haiti neighbourhood delivered her own baby, with medical personnel coaching her on the phone because emergency responders were not able to reach her, the city of Miami said on Twitter.
In order to qualify, your trip must involve travel in the Caribbean, Florida and some destinations along the Georgia and SC coast.