SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Widespread, dense fog delayed holiday travel plans at San Francisco International Airport during a heavy travel day, airport officials said Friday.
As of 12:30 p.m., 215 flights had been delayed and 20 were canceled, throwing hundreds of travelers off schedule.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: When Might Your $1,400 Economic Relief Payment Arrive?
“We are delayed one to two hours because of fog,” said Vanessa Weiser of Dublin.
AAA said 7 million Americans are flying this holiday season, the most to pack airports since 2003.READ MORE: San Jose Police Investigate 2nd Weekend Fatal Shooting, 9th Homicide Of The Year
Officials at Oakland International Airport said more than 25,000 flights are going out Friday and that the airport is expected to stay extra busy until Jan. 5.
KPIX reached out to Mineta San Jose International Airport about its holiday travel estimates, but we have not yet heard back.
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Rain returning to the Bay Area this weekend could also give rise to more travel issues.