Just don’t call it “price gouging”:
— Leigh (@LeighDow) September 5, 2017
Perhaps more alarming: the first of those two stops is MCO. Orlando. This sounds suboptimal for a Florida evacuation. And well, yeah, the second stop is Atlanta, but if Delta could fly you from Seattle to Phoenix, they’d still stop in Atlanta. There’s an old joke about an increasingly irate Delta customer who has inquired about half a dozen flights, every last one of which stopped in Atlanta, and finally he loses it: “Suppose I wanted to go to hell. Would I still have a layover in Atlanta?”
Said the clerk: “Sir, that’s an Eastern flight.”
I told you it was old.
Meanwhile at the competition:
— Time Out New York (@TimeOutNewYork) September 6, 2017
Okay, that won’t get you to Arizona, but it will get you out of harm’s way.
And we’re talking some serious harm here:
In Puerto Rico, the electric company warned the island could be without power for four to six months while the government prepared to open 456 shelters capable of housing more than 62,000 people.
Emphasis added. Puerto Rico has a population of three and a half million.