Flight Cancellations Close To 10,000 Through Friday Due To Hurricane Harvey

by Daniel McCarthy
Flight Cancellations Close To 10,000 Through Friday Due To Hurricane Harvey

Photo: Shutterstock.com


More than 9,000 flights have been canceled through Friday as Texas continues to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Most of those cancellations (more than 7,000) have come from Houston’s biggest airports—Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport, which have both been closed since Sunday.

Both airports remain closed through Wednesday. They may reopen on Thursday according to the Federal Aviation Administration but no decision has been made.

Hobby Airport said in a statement that “garages and ecopark lot are not flooded” though there is high water on roads surrounding both airports.

George Bush International said the same.

Most airlines are still allowing travelers to change their flights without penalty.

United Airlines, which has its major hub at George Bush Intercontinental, has extended its change fee waivers through September 12 for flights in and out of affected airports including flights from New Orleans, San Antonio, Austin and Baton Rouge. Close to 20% of all United flights were cancelled because of the storm.

The other airline most affected by Harvey is Southwest Airlines, which saw close to 10% of all its flights cancelled because of the storm.

On its website, Southwest said six of the airports it operates out of—Houston, New Orleans, Austin, Corpus Christi, Harlingen and San Antonio—are experiencing disruptions.

Because of the disruptions, Southwest is allowing passengers traveling to and from Houston to change their origin or destination without charge to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Corpus Christi International Airport, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport or San Antonio International Airport.

  0
  0
Tip of the Day
Daily Top List

8 of the Spookiest Haunted Hotels to Visit

1. Hotel del Coronado

2. The Stanley

3. The Omni Shoreham

4. Crescent Hotel & Spa

5. The Shelbourne

6. Omni Grove Park Inn

7. The Queen Mary

8. The Chateau Marmont

Source: TMR

TMR THIS WEEK
http://services.travelsavers.com/AMGService.svc/REST/GetImage?ImageID=5c08d99e-83d0-e811-ba59-782bcb66a2f2

Taking the Advice of Experts and Cruising New Zealand

Visits to the unspoiled islands and flawless natural wonders of New Zealand make this journey one your clients will never forget.

TMR Recommendations
Top Stories
United Airlines Adds Flights from Hilton Head, Anchorage, and More for 2019
United Airlines Adds Flights from Hilton Head, Anchorage, and More for 2019

The 22 additional flights will be seasonal and will start on Apr. 6, 2019.

SAA’s Jarana Says Airline is on Track for Profitability
SAA’s Jarana Says Airline is on Track for Profitability

South Africa's national carrier is undergoing a transformation, becoming a more customer-focused organization than most traditional, state-owned enterprises.

Bucking Industry Trend, Delta Air Lines Promises Free WiFi For Passengers
Bucking Industry Trend, Delta Air Lines Promises Free WiFi For Passengers

The move will no doubt be popular with customers who have been complaining about ever-rising ancillary charges.

New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport Getting $13 Billion Makeover
New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport Getting $13 Billion Makeover

Construction will kick off in 2020 and will allow the airport to increase its capacity by 15 million passengers a year.

Senate Approves FAA Authorization Bill
Senate Approves FAA Authorization Bill

The legislation will now go to President Trump’s desk for final approval.

Budget Airline Primera Air Ceases Operations, Declares Bankruptcy
Budget Airline Primera Air Ceases Operations, Declares Bankruptcy

As many as 60,000 travelers were affected by the airline’s failure, and other airlines are stepping up to offer repatriation fares to customers stranded at their destinations.  

News Briefs
TMR Report Cards
Advertiser's Voice
Advertiser's Voice: Tauck