Hurricane Irma affecting flights to, from San Diego

10News Anchor Jason Martinez flying toward storm
Posted at 11:09 PM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 02:23:58-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- 10News team coverage of Hurricane Irma continued Thursday, as the last flight from Miami to San Diego prepared to land at Lindbergh Field. 

The flight was set to land at 9:30 p.m. Thursday night but was pushed back. As of 10:56 p.m. Thursday American Airlines said it expected the flight to land sometime around 1 a.m. Friday. 


Our own Jason Martinez was also at the airport, looking for a way to get toward the hurricane to get to his wife and baby daughter in Fort Lauderdale.

Miami's airport is not equipped for high-wind situations, and will most likely shut down as Hurricane Irma barrels toward Florida. 

"So now I'm scrambling with Jetblue to try to get to my wife and daughter in south Florida," Jason said in his Facebook live for 10News (full video below)

He was hoping to fly there tonight but his original flight - like so many others - was canceled. 

"I have to get on a flight to Boston and pray that in the morning when I arrive in Boston, there's a flight to go to Ft. Lauderdale."

If he makes it, the family will ride out the storm together.