Travelers Stranded With Delays, Cancellations Following Texas Storms

Alan Scaia
June 24, 2019 - 6:11 am
Travelers in Airport



IRVING (1080 KRLD) - DFW Airport and Love Field canceled hundreds of flights Sunday afternoon and Monday morning because of the thunderstorms that hit the area Sunday.

The FAA ordered ground stops at DFW and Love Field when lightning hit a transmitter, affecting communication between air traffic control and flights. The ground stop started at 7:40 p.m. Sunday and ended at 9:55 when the FAA says communication at both airports was restored.

Still, the airports were dealing with weather.

Some flights were delayed and canceled Monday morning. One man said he had to drive overnight from Alexandria, Louisiana to catch his connecting flight because his flight into DFW was canceled.

"It's a pain, but you do what you've got to do," he said while he was walking to security.

Another woman was flying to Washington DC and says she was glad to see her flight still on time.

"Right now, by the grace of God, we're still on time, but I don't know what the weather's supposed to do subsequently," she says.

​As the storms that hit North Texas moved south, George Bush International, Hobby Airport and New Orleans each had increasing delays Monday morning.