Texas floods impact flights across country & into HSV

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Weather events in other parts of the country have a widespread effect on travelers when they impact major airports.

Huntsville International Airport officials say that's what's going on in Texas right now in the wake of flooding. Flights into and out of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport have been cancelled or delayed while airlines regroup.

Vicki Petrillo said her son's flight was delayed nearly 30 hours on his way from Colorado Springs to Huntsville through Dallas-Fort Worth.

"I had no idea it was going to be delay after delay after delay," she said. "I was just anxious and nervous and mad all at the same time."

His plane finally made it in Wednesday evening.

Huntsville International Airport officials say DFW is an important airport for many routes out of HSV.

"We actually have a lot of flights that go through that area and connect to other airports from Dallas-Fort Worth," said Jana Kuner, spokeswoman for HSV. "It's a good partnership for us."

But bad weather has an adverse affect on the partnership sometimes. "It just slows traffic down and some flights are sitting and waiting so they're not able to book flights from other areas when they depended on those planes."

She said airlines are working hard to re-route travelers around those major Texas airports if they can, and flights from DFW and Houston are slowly trickling into HSV.