Tropical Storm Harvey continues to cause chaos in Texas as flight schedules are disrupted for a fourth day in a row. Houston’s Bush and Hobby airports remain closed amid mounting cancellations and ongoing travel confusion.
Before midnight on Monday, airlines had pre-emptively grounded more than 1,400 flights due to take off today, Tuesday 29th August. Nearly all of those cancellations were made as a direct result of Harvey and its continuing impact on airports in Texas and Louisiana. By Monday night more than 1,350 flights had been already been cancelled for Wednesday, and nearly 100 more for Thursday.
Airlines extended change-fee waivers amid the mounting Harvey-related flight disruptions. More than 7,500 flights have now been cancelled across the nation since Friday, with nearly all of that total attributable to Harvey.