Some LAX flights to Texas have been canceled as deadly Hurricane Harvey continued to devastate Texas and millions remained in danger.
While airports in some of the hardest hit areas were shut down, forcing flight cancellations, travelers were still able to find flights to many hurricane area airports from Los Angeles International Airport.
A number of airlines flying to Texas and western Louisiana said they would waive change fee requirements for the next couple of days in the hurricane-hit areas. Change fees can cost up to $200 per ticket.
As is always the case in unusual travel situations, officials urged people to check with their airlines before heading to LAX or any other Southland airport.
A limited number of flights from LAX to Texas were cancelled, as Corpus Christi International Airport is closed, as is Valley International Airport in Harlingen. But San Antonio International, William P. Hobby in Houston and Houston George Bush International remain open with flights on time, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The regional airport in Victoria near Houston was closed ,as was the Calhoun County airport near Port Lavaca on the Texas coast, according to the FAA.
“The impact of Harvey on operations appears to be minimal if any,” LAX spokesman Frederick Badlissi said.
However, a check of flights from the Houston, San Antonio and Austin areas to LAX indicated 11 departures and 10 arrivals were canceled.
— City News Service
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