Chelsea Handler has hit out at Delta Air Lines on Twitter after a screen grab showing them putting their prices up amid the Hurricane Irma catastrophe surfaced online.
The image shared on Twitter showed the price change stating that a ticket from Miami to Phoenix had gone up from $547.50 to $3,258.50, which Chelsea labelled “f**ked up” and “unacceptable”.
The comedian urged her 7.79 million followers to “boycott” the airline because “these were people’s lives” at stake.
After the grab did its rounds online, it was reported that Delta were adding more flights out of South Florida as residents scrambled to evacuate.
Chelsea’s comments come as the potentially deadly superstorm roared through the Caribbean and began to make its way to the U.S.
The hurricane – which has been dubbed one of the strongest storms recorded in the Atlantic – wreaked havoc on small northern Caribbean islands earlier today and is now heading towards Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands, with winds expected to reach around 185 mph.
Forecasters have said it could turn towards Florida over the weekend, with officials already evacuating some places, urging holiday makers to go home and closing down schools.
ET Canada has contacted Delta Air Lines for comment.