With Hurricane Harvey hitting Southeast Texas, airlines and airports cancelled flights and made waiver offers available to customers. Several airlines are offering waivers for flight change fees for those traveling to or from airports in the storm’s path.
UPDATE: Both Houston airports have ceased commercial operations until further notice.
Here’s some of the cancellations and waiver information. For the most up-to-date lists of delays and cancellations, Flight Aware. The site shows that Houston, Corpus Christi, Dallas-Fort Worth and Brownsville are all experiencing cancellations and delays. As of 10:00 a.m., 19 flights to George Bush Intercontinental have been cancelled and 24 flights to Houston have been cancelled. Eighteen flights leading Bush have been cancelled already.
“Over the next few days, severe weather caused by Hurricane Harvey may impact flights at IAH and HOU. The Houston Airports advises passengers to stay in touch with their air carriers for the most accurate information regarding specific flight status,” reads a statement on the Houston airports.
The City of Corpus Christi announced that American Airlines cancelled its last two August 24 flights from Corpus Christi International Airport. United Airlines will have its last flight out of the airport at 7:00 a.m. Friday, August 25. Southwest Airlines has 6:30 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. flights out of Corpus Christi still scheduled, but all flights after that have been cancelled.
On the Southwest website, the airline says it is expecting disruption at Austin (AUS), Corpus Christi (CRP), Houston (HOU), Harlingen (HRL) and San Antonio (SAT). If you’ve purchased tickets for flights to or from any of these destinations between Thursday, August 24 and Monday, August 28, you can click here to change your itinerary for no extra charge. The new flight must be scheduled within 14 days of the original date.
Delta announced that customers with tickets to or from Austin, Houston, George Bush Intercontinental and San Antonio between August 25 and 26 can re-book their flight by August 29. Here’s Delta’s conditions:
When rescheduled travel occurs beyond August 29, 2017, the change fee will be waived. However, a difference in fare may apply. Final travel must be completed by end of ticket validity, one year from date of original issue. If travel is not able to be rescheduled within these guidelines, customers may cancel their reservation and apply any unused value of the ticket toward the purchase of a new ticket for a period of one year from the original ticket issuance. Applicable change fee and fare difference will apply for new travel dates. Final travel must be completed by end of ticket validity.
American Airlines is offering change fee waivers for trips to and from Austin, Beaumont/Port Arthur, Brownsville, College Station, Corpus Christi, Houston, George Bush Intercontinental, McAllen/Mission and San Antonio. American Airlines is also including Lake Charles, Louisiana. To change your American Airlines flight, click here to look up your reservation, then click “Change Trip.”
If you’ve booked a flight through Frontier from Thursday, August 24 to Sunday, August 27 to or from Austin, San Antonio, Bush Intercontinental and New Orleans Louis B. Armstrong International, your change fee will be waived. However, the new trip must be completed by Monday, September 18. You can find their refund request form here.
For JetBlue customers, the impacted airports are Austin, Houston and New Orleans. If you have a flight to or from these airports for Friday, August 25 to August 26, you are eligible to re-book for travel between August 27 and August 30. Click here to look up your itinerary to change you plans.
Spirit customers can re-book flights to or from Bush Intercontinental between August 25 and 27. The change fee is waived through August 30. If you book after that, you can change without a waiver fee, but you’ll have to pay the difference.
Customers using Canadian airline Westjet for flights between August 24 and August 26 can call 1-888-937-8538 (1-888-WESTJET) for information on their flights. The airline has implemented “flexible change and cancel rules.”