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Overlooking American's operations at Miami International Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

Updated: Airlines Extend Travel Waivers, Cancel Flights as Hurricane Irma Approaches

As Hurricane Irma approaches South Florida and the Caribbean, airlines are reworking their operations in order to account for the monstrous storm. Irma, being one of the largest in recorded history, is anticipated to create winds reaching 185 mph winds along with massive storm surges. Airlines that operate into and out of the affected region are already working to issue travel waivers and ease back on operations. Fort Worth-based American Airlines is looking towards a full shut down of its…