Travel agents warn about taking trips into Irma affected areas

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Several national disasters over the past few weeks have made it a difficult time for travel agents across the country.

Jane Hughes with Avant travel says Hurricane Harvey didn't affect many of their customer's travel plans, but Hurricane Irma is a different story.

"We've had a lot of people in the Florida area, people that are planning honeymoons or about to depart on honeymoons who have had to regroup a bit."

On Friday, no flights took off from Lexington's Blue Grass Airport to Florida.

"If your flight is canceled, you are entitled to a refund. If they're able to reschedule, then they have a booking window through September 30th that they can make changes to their reservations without penalty. For people who are trying to get out of affected areas all baggage and pet fees are waived."

Despite all the warnings, some likely people still plan to travel to areas that could be hit by Irma. Hughes says doing that is a bad idea because you could complicate the already difficult rescue and recovery efforts in the affected region.

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