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Matthew causes Cancun flight cancellations

Cancun, Q.R. — As one of the largest storms of the year continues to make its way up the eastern US coast, thousands of flights have been cancelled.

More than 3,000 nationwide flights have been put on hold due to Hurricane Matthew, at least 14 of them being Cancun routes. As the storm neared Florida, four Miami-Cancun flights were cancelled leaving travelers stranded.

Jet Blue, Interjet, Spirit and American Airlines continue to cancel connecting flights from Miami, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale as the storm generates impossible flying conditions.

Eight planes bound for various US cities have already been left grounded at the Cancun International Airport as air travel continues to be suspended. The hardest hit airline has been American Airlines with more than 700 flight cancellations.

Several major carriers including Delta, American, JetBlue, Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines are offering fee waivers for travelers booked this week to central and western Caribbean islands including Jamaica, Bahamas, Haiti, Turks and Caicos and Cuba.

Airline passengers can check the status of their flight with live airline flight cancellations at FlightAware.

Cruise ships sailing in the Caribbean continue to find themselves being rerouted. Some that were bound for the Bahamas are likely to head to Key West while those scheduled for Half Moon Bay and Grand Turk will dock in Cozumel or Mahahual, Mexico.

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