- Bay City News
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is about to get a lot busier, with the heaviest travel day of the holiday season coming up on Friday.
However, bad weather could cause a lot of delays this weekend, as rain is expected from Friday through Monday.
An estimated 130,000 passengers are expected to pass through SFO Friday, and more than 2 million holiday travelers are expected to use the airport between today and Jan. 6, SFO spokesman Doug Yakel said.
Snow and turbulent winter weather in the Midwest Thursday was already causing flights delays between the Bay Area and Chicago, SFO duty manager Linda Perry said Thursday morning.
Rain is expected to move into the Bay Area Thursday night and Friday morning, potentially complicating travel plans for anyone flying out of SFO, according to the National Weather Service.
As always, passengers are advised to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport. Travelers are also encouraged to leave at least 90 minutes to check in and pass through security for domestic flights, and up to two hours for international travel.
Passengers should not wrap gifts, in case security officers need to inspect packages in carry-on luggage, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
Detailed information on the latest security rules can be found online at www.tsa.gov.
Updated travel conditions at SFO and airports around the country is provided by the Federal Aviation Administration at www.fly.faa.gov.
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