Holiday travel 2022: Rows of unclaimed baggage at Houston airport sign of holiday travel chaos

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According to FlightAware, 3,178 flights were canceled and 6,870 delayed over Christmas.

Houston, TX – A Houston airport traveler dealt with what many considered a travel nightmare. Flight delays and cancellations caused a big backup in baggage claim.

Video from Houston’s sister station KTRK-TV showed a sea of ​​unclaimed luggage left at Hobby Airport on Monday. .

As of 11am, 30 reported southwest flights have been canceled from Hobby Airport.

An airline representative sent a statement to KTRK saying the team was still experiencing disruptions across the network due to Winter Storm Elliott.

They were working to re-accommodate as many passengers as possible based on available space.

A Houston couple said they canceled a flight to New Orleans on Sunday just before takeoff.

They had to drive back to Houston on Monday in hopes of tracking the package.

“We were told our bags went to New Orleans. Would you like to get on the plane and take our bags instead?” said Chris Murray.

The winter storms that ravaged across the United States were ill-timed for travelers as flights over the Christmas week began to return to pre-pandemic levels.

According to FlightAware, 3,178 flights were canceled and 6,870 delayed over Christmas.

According to FlightAware, a total of 3,487 flights were canceled on Christmas Eve.

Friday was the worst day of the streak with 5,934 cancellations, while Thursday had almost 2,700 cancellations.

Across the eastern two-thirds of the country, the monstrous winter weather is expected to ease slowly this week.

CNN contributed to this report.

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