United Airlines Cancels Flights Out of Houston Amid Hurricane Harvey


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United Airlines has shut down its Texas-area operation as the devastation from Hurricane Harvey continued.This comes after United Airlines shut down its operations at other Texas airports including Valley International, Corpus Christi and McAllen-Miller airports. 

United isn’t the airline canceling flights, both Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Houston Hobby airports remain closed due to massive flooding.

Per United Airlines

Due to Hurricane Harvey, United flights to and from Houston Intercontinental are canceled until 7 p.m. on Monday, August 28, and additional flights to and from Texas and the Gulf Coast may be affected.”

United maintains a robust presence at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Meanwhile, to help with the aftermath of the damaging storm, United is taking extra steps to raise money for relief efforts.

MileagePlus members who give to the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Airlink or Operation USA through United’s fundraising page can receive up to 1,000 bonus miles by entering their MileagePlus number at the time of their donation. 

The thoughts and hearts of the entire United family are fixed firmly on everyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz. “We will be with them every step of the way and the only equal to the severity of this storm is the seriousness of purpose that we are all taking to ensure that these devastated communities recover fully and stronger than ever.”

United Airlines maintains 11,000 employees who work in the areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The Hurricane hit the state of Texas as a powerful Category 4 storm.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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