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Hurricane Ike takes its toll on Houston flights

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Sep. 12, 2008 at 6:41 am |
September 12, 2008 6:41 am

The “cancelled” signs are already going up on the schedule boards at Sea-Tac Airport this morning as Continental Airlines shuts down its Houston hub in anticipation of Hurricane Ike’s landfall.

Shortly after 6:30 a.m. today Continental had canceled two non-stop flights to Houston, those leaving Sea-Tac at 7:10 a.m. and 8:20 a.m.

And the airline warned on its Web site that operations at its largest hub are likely to be shut down for the remainder of today and all of Saturday.

If you’re traveling to Houston or beyond on a connecting flight through George Bush Intercontinental Airport, check with Continental for a reaccomodation. The airline is waiving change fees for rescheduling.

See the airline’s Web site, for specifics. Other airlines with flights connecting to the the Texas and Louisiana coasts are also cancelling flights. Most have adopted similar fee waiver policies.

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