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Flights to Houston cancelled

Posted: 6:55 PM, Sep 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-19 20:04:59-04
Lafayette Regional Airport

Hundreds of flights have been canceled or delayed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston due to heavy rain and flooding in Southeast Texas.

Airport officials in Houston reported a full ground stop Thursday morning, meaning no flights landing or departing, with flooding on some roads leading to the airport.

This evening, all flights to Houston from Lafayette Regional Airport are canceled.

This afternoon, one flight from Houston landed in Lafayette around 3:30.

The flight tracking service Flightaware reported more than 160 canceled flights from George Bush Intercontinental, with nearly 300 other flights delayed.

Lots of airlines are offering travelers the opportunity to reschedule flights scheduled to depart today.

United Airlines is one of those companies. The airline posted on Twitter saying the change fee and any difference in fare will be waived for new flights departing on or before September 22. The new ticket must be between the originally ticketed cities.

In Lafayette, we caught up with Ashley Smith from Church Point. Smith and her family were set to fly into Houston this morning and on to Kansas, but their flight was canceled.

Smith says they were planning to fly on United Airlines, but is set to catch a flight to Dallas and then their final destination via American Airlines.

If you do have plans to fly, check with your airline before heading to the airport.