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Kudos to our airline partners for Hurricane Ian relief

Since Hurricane Ian devastated parts of southwest Florida on September 28, four airline partners at Miami International Airport have stepped up in a big way to provide some much-needed relief to MIA’s neighbors to the west.  

In addition to delivering shipments of water to the southwest Florida area, American Airlines added reduced, last-minute fares for cities impacted by Hurricane Ian. American also waived checked bag fees for up to two checked bags to/from certain affected airports, lifted limits on the number of carry-on pets allowed in the cabin to/from all affected airports, and waived fees for carry-on pets to/from all affected airports.

Delta Airlines this month increased its contribution to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Ian relief efforts to $500,000, complementing the donations of customers made through Delta's customer microsite.

Southwest Airlines is providing cash and in-kind support totaling more than $225,000 to help with the recovery efforts in affected areas and will continue to assess and consider additional requests. The following organizations will receive monetary or round-trip travel donations from Southwest to support their needs: American Red Cross; Florida Disaster Fund; All Faiths Food Bank; Harry Chapin Food Bank; Team Rubicon; Airlink; All Hands and Hearts.

Spirit Airlines recently donated to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts for Hurricane Ian. The Spirit Charitable Foundation also partnered with Operation Airdrop, a volunteer organization that provides airborne aid and relief to those impacted by natural disasters.