Houston airport journey: Delays and cancellations caused chaos

At Hobby Airport, we noticed rows and rows of bags that had been separated from passengers.

HOUSTON — Airlines are nonetheless reeling from a virtually weeklong winter storm. Thousands of flights have been both canceled or delayed Sunday, creating chaos at airports throughout the nation, together with Hobby Airport.

We’re instructed among the luggage at Hobby Airport’s baggage declare have been there for 2 days now and some individuals nonetheless can’t discover theirs. 

CHECK YOUR FLIGHT: Check arriving and division flight data at Bush IAH and Hobby Airport

This comes because of flight modifications. Hobby Airport has seen a complete of 134 delays and 100 cancellations.  According to Flight Aware, lots of them have been Southwest Airlines.

We reached out to the airline. They inform us they’re nonetheless experiencing disruptions throughout their community as a outcomes of the winter storm in some elements of the U.S, which has caused hundreds of cancellations and delays.

We spoke with individuals there who got here to select up the baggage of family members caught at different airports, however their luggage someway made it to Hobby.

 “My daughter got stuck in Dallas yesterday,” stated traveler Joe Flores. “They canceled her flight. They rebooked her for today and then they canceled it again but they sent her luggage down here.”

 “I’m picking up my sister‘s luggage and they don’t know nothing,” one other traveler added. “They told me I just gotta look for it. It’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack. I found two of the bags and I’m looking for one more right now.”

Southwest says passengers who have been separated from their baggage ought to file a declare by contacting Southwest customer support. They can also find information about lost or damaged baggage here.

Due to the delays and cancellations, Houston airports says it causes a backlog, which is able to take a while to type out.

At Bush IAH, they’re additionally coping with some flight modifications. According to flight conscious, there have been about 255 delays and 61 cancellations.

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