Hundreds of holiday nomads at SFO had to pause their plans yesterday as dense fog and windy conditions delayed some 380 flights, canceling another thirty or so.
As reported by KPIX Friday afternoon, SFO airport officials told the media outlet that 215 flights had been delayed, another 20 were canceled, around noon, slowing down gaggles of holiday travelers. The aggregate flight status and tracker website, FlightAware, shows that, in all, 384 flights leaving SFO were delayed yesterday, with 34 flights.
@AlaskaAir our SFO>JFK flight 1024 is delayed 2 hours during holiday travel - be a kind corporate friend and please do not charge for drinks on the flight. These delays put pressure on our family who were planning to pick us up. #AlaskaAir #holidays #travel #sfo #delay— Ry🎄n Clifford (@ryantclifford) December 20, 2019
Leaving SFO later this evening or anytime Sunday? The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting high winds, steady rains, and a fresh blanket of fog for tonight and tomorrow, which could cause flying issues; check your flight's status at www.flysfo.com/flight-info/flight-status.
Vacation began with an extended stay at sfo for a few extra hours thanks to karl the fog this morning causing ground delays. What it meant was having time to watch Mandalorian, and me spotting Nancy Pelosi arriving… https://t.co/sSN2sKBJZH— Elliot Brodzki (@ebrodzki) December 21, 2019
.@AmericanAir what's up with delayed/canceled flights out of SFO?! My sister was supposed to be on a 9am flight today, moved to 3am Monday! Not even the courtesy of explaining why the delay...— Giovana Lemes (@GiLemes) December 21, 2019
AAA estimates over 7 million Americans are flying this holiday season, breaking a 16-year-old record for the number of people jet setting to destinations this time of year.
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