SAN FRANCISCO, (KCBS) — It’s the most wonderful time of the year and a busy time at Bay Area airports, with holiday travelers dealing with crowded flights and possible weather delays this week.

Officials at San Francisco International Airport expect upwards of 120,000 passengers per day this week, and spokesman Mike McCarron said flights will be full.

KCBS’ Melissa Culross Reports:

“The airlines have cut back their schedules and secondly, they’ve also downsized the size of the aircraft to save fuel,” he said.

McCarron advises travelers to be patient.  Poor weather in the Bay Area and beyond isn’t helping matters, and there have already been flight delays at SFO over the past few days due to poor visibility.

Officials at Oakland International report flight delays as well, due to weather across the country.  Oakland officials also expect an increase in passenger traffic of 1-2 percent this holiday season over last year.

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