SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Inclement weather on the East Coast is causing flight delays as travelers head home for the Thanksgiving holiday, a San Francisco International Airport spokesman said.
Travelers flying to Newark, Boston, New York and Philadelphia can expect delays ranging from 73 minutes in Boston to more than 3 hours in Newark, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s website.READ MORE: Travel Restrictions Begin Amid Growing Concerns Over The New COVID Omicron Variant
SFO spokesman Doug Yakel said the FAA will often impose a delay program when bad weather reduces an airport’s capacity to receive aircrafts.READ MORE: Report: San Francisco Giants Lose Free Agent Pitching Ace Kevin Gausman To Blue Jays
“It’s just like metering lights on the freeway,” Yakel said.
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The FAA also logs the delays expected for each airport at http://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/.