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Airport Closures Delay Bay Area Travelers

By mid-morning, 114 flights had been canceled Tuesday at San Francisco International Airport.

Bay City News report

As post-tropical cyclone Sandy battered much of the East Coast with strong winds, flooding and even blizzards this morning, many airports remained shut down and dozens of flights were canceled at Bay Area airports.

Mid-morning, 114 flights had been canceled at San Francisco International Airport, a duty manager said. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, seven airports remained shut down Tuesday afternoon because of the storm, including John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark International Airport, and La Guardia Airport.

There is no estimated time when the airports will reopen. SFO has also seen cancellations of flights going to and from Boston, Baltimore, both Washington D.C. airports and Philadelphia, airport duty manager Shannon Wilson said.

Oakland International Airport has a small number of flights that go in and out of JFK that have been affected, an airport official said.

Mineta San Jose International Airport has only one flight canceled today into JFK, spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said. On Monday night a flight into Boston was canceled, she said. Before heading to the airport, travelers are advised to check the status of their flights.

janna nikkola October 31, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Having one's travel plans canceled is a small price to pay for avoiding the devastation on the eastern seaboard, and travelers should be grateful their flight was canceled in advance. There are many travelers stranded in airports around the country where they'd be waiting to change planes to fly eastward. But again, this is a small price to pay for remaining safe.

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