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Houston? No problem!

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Glenn and Ardell Moeller wait to board their direct flight to Houston, TX Glenn and Ardell Moeller wait to board their direct flight to Houston, TX
CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The Eastern Iowa Airport now offers the only direct flight to Houston, TX in Iowa and Western Illinois.

Water cannons welcomed the United Express aircraft to the gate on Thursday afternoon.

The newest non-stop flight was announced months ago, as United Airlines and Continental Airlines started to merge their two companies. 

The Moellers traveled 90 minutes from Walcott, Iowa to hop the flight.   They planned to reunite with their son who lives in Houston.

"This is my husband Glenn that's with us.  We're both a little bit handicapped so its especially nice to not have to go through the bigger airports, " said Adell Moeller.

Eastern Iowa Airport managers said the new service gives Iowans an additional choice for travel with gas prices being so high.

Check out the Eastern Iowa Airport on the web for flight information.

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