But Hurricane Irma has drastically changed that.
"As Delta meteorologists continue to track Hurricane Irma, strong winds and extended rain are expected in Atlanta starting Monday and could impact flights at the hub", Delta said in a Saturday statement. Florida State and the University of Florida canceled their home football games scheduled for Saturday.
Airport officials have warned that, "The garages are at capacity, if you are flying, please use alternate means of transportation to arrive at MIA".
"This thing's coming", Scott added.
If the time comes when she needs to leave, Hanagan will head inland and stay with a cousin, she said.
"People control their own fate and if they make that decision, then they own it", he said.
Airports across Florida have been packed. "We don't have a very large operation down there". I look forward to your timely response. The storm is expected to hit Florida over the weekend.
Over the past couple of days, people searching for any remaining flights out of Southern Florida airports have been posting screenshots to Twitter of their highly inflated potential itineraries. And we've been trying to talk to them about what the experience is like, and what the storm is like and what to expect.
"I don't even know how to describe it, honestly", Herrera said of the storm and the chaos it's creating.
Miami resident Jan-Michael Medina is also hunkering down.
"I had to board up six properties before I could leave", said Richard Robinson, a Key West property owner.
"Our area is not in an evacuation area, but our house is kind of low". Tell us where to go. "And gas tanks, gas tanks to hold the gas", he added.
Carriazo said the airport lines in Florida were extremely long and the wait time to board took hours.
His sister and brother-in-law also flew in from MI to help.
On Wednesday, Homeland Security said it would temporarily transfer an undisclosed number of detainees from the Krome Detention Center, Monroe County Jail, Broward Transitional Center, and Glades Detention Center to other detention centers outside the hurricane's path. "I had to come".
"We were here during [Hurricane] Andrew [in 1992]".
"I think it's really important for people to be aware that St. John's wasn't ready for this", she said. "It dropped a lot of the trees, but we survived".
"Obviously we are disappointed for our team and our fans, at the cancellation of a home game", said UConn athletic director David Benedict.
"Hopefully, it will survive this one", he added.
Airports in Florida have all closed except for Miami International Airport.
The message - or at least the one received on social media - was that airlines such as Delta, United and American are willing to capitalise on a humanitarian disaster because they don't care about you.