Thousands of Flights Canceled as Tropical Storm Harvey Batters Texas

Hurricane Harvey impacts Gulfport flights

So far 44 flights have been canceled at O'Hare and Midway Sunday.

Houston's Hobby Airport is now closed due to water on the runways and even on the roads leading to the ariport. At Hobby, 96% of scheduled outbound and incoming flights, 160 each, were scratched, according to FlightAware.

United (ual), Southwest (luv), Delta (dal) and many others are issuing travel vouchers to customers whose flights were canceled.

It has since lingered around Texas' Gulf Coast, where it is forecast to remain for several more days, drenching parts of the region with a year's worth of rain in the span of a week.

Before travelers left Hobby Airport, among those stranded there today was a Chicago family of four: Micah Garb, his wife and their two teenagers daughters.

Southwest did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Federal Aviation Administration shut down the airport earlier in the day, leaving customers stranded.

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The FAA had reportedly given the airlines permission to remove them. It would be the first regular airline service there since Friday.

Flight operations have come to a halt at local airports, sources say.

Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) are closed because of severe flooding in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, significantly affecting United Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

Delays and cancellations had also become a problem even at big airports farther inland. More problems were likely for the airports on Monday as flight schedules remained uneven across airports in Texas. He said that as of Monday morning, 20 flights from Texas to LAX were cancelled, as were 18 flights from LAX to Texas. United has more than 4,000 weekly departures from IAH; Southwest has almost 900 weekly departures from HOU.

With the city being a major hub for two national carriers, United and Southwest, the hurricane has rippled across both airlines' route maps.

Even nationwide, Harvey could create sporadic disruptions.

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