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Travels depart PBIA for Charlotte as Hurricane Florence targets the Carolinas

Posted at 7:28 AM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-13 07:53:46-04

As of Thursday morning, flights departing Palm Beach International Airport are on time and heading to airports in the path of Hurricane Florence.

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An American Airlines flight departed PBIA for Charlotte at 6:15 a.m.  Many of those passengers said they were heading to Charlotte for a connecting flight and hoping not to get stuck in the Carolinas.

“I hope to escape the hurricane this morning since it’s not supposed to come in until this afternoon. I think I’ll arrive in Charlotte early and make my connecting flight,” said traveler Mario Mencia, who is heading to Houston.

Charlotte’s airport is still open Thursday. 

As of 7:51 a.m., there are no delays for flights to and from Charlotte. American Airlines Flight 1786 is scheduled to arriving at PBIA at 9:11 a.m.