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Before Hurricane Irma hit Florida, JetBlue was the first of the major US carriers to announce a cap on its airfare for residents to evacuate the state. The New York-based airline capped its nonstop flights out of Florida at $99 one-way and its connecting flights out of the state at $159 one-way. Now, in the storm’s aftermath, the airline is capping fares also for people returning to Florida, and to other destinations also affected by hurricane damage.

The airline is capping fares on its flights from the US to Florida destinations as well as Charleston (CHS) and Savannah (SAV) at those same levels — $99 and $159 for nonstop and connecting flights, respectively. The capped fares are also available to the general public, not just to residents who evacuated.

A JetBlue spokesperson told Yahoo Finance that flights through Friday, September 15, will be made available only to accommodate customers with previously cancelled JetBlue flights. Any remaining seats on flights departing Saturday through Monday (September 16-18) are available for new bookings. However, we’re seeing flights as early Thursday for the $99 flat fare.

For example, we found a one-way ticket from New York (JFK) to West Palm Beach (PBI) on Thursday, September 14, for $98 — or 9,400 TrueBlue points + $5.60.

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Regardless of when you want to go back, it’ll be worth checking on jetblue.com to see if you’re eligible for the $99 or $159 one-way fares. In addition, it’ll be important to check with the airport to which you’ll be flying to make sure it’ll be open on your desired date of travel. Check this post and monitor the airport’s Twitter page for the latest information.

JetBlue’s Florida markets include Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Jacksonville (JAX), Tampa (TPA), Sarasota (SRQ), Fort Myers (RSW), Daytona Beach (DAB), Orlando (MCO) and West Palm Beach (PBI). In addition, both Charleston (CHS) and Savannah (SAV) are eligible for these capped JetBlue fares.

JetBlue’s also making good on its word by crediting flyers who may have paid too much before the $99 or $159 cap was implemented. If you booked a flight with the carrier out of Florida on Monday, September 4, or Tuesday, September 5, JetBlue is offering to credit you the fare difference for a future flight.

In order to get your credit, contact JetBlue at 1-800-538-2583.

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