Major airlines in the United States have joined cruise lines in doing their part by drastically discounting their airfares to assist those affected by Hurricane Irma .

The category two storm’s strong winds and heavy rainfall devastated islands in the Caribbean – Antigua, Barbuda, St Martin, St Maarten, US Virgin Islands, US British Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Turks & Caicos, The Bahamas and Cuba – as well as Florida in Miami over the weekend.

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Hurricane Irma American Airlines plane

Hoping to move locals and tourists out of her destructive path up through Miami and into Georgia, airlines such as JetBlue, American Airlines and Delta have capped their prices to as little as $99, CNN Money reported.

JetBlue reduced its fares in select markets between $99 and $159, while American Airlines is offering main cabin seats from $99.

Hurricane Irma Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines said it wouldn’t charge anything more than $399 for travellers attempting to leave southern Florida as well as the Caribbean. This offer is available on Economy and First Class seats.

The price cap is valid across all three airlines until 13 September.

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