Midwest snowstorm triggers flight delays, cancellations at SFO


The busy Thanksgiving travel week ended the same way it began —with flight delays and cancellations.

A winter storm in the Midwest grounded hundreds of flights across the country. 

Some travelers who were hoping to arrive into San Francisco International Airport Sunday night were stuck in their departing cities. 

There were 17 flights canceled and more than 200 flights were delayed at SFO, but by Sunday evening most flights were running on time. 

KRON4’s Gayle Ong spoke found a few lucky travelers at SFO who made it back home on time.

Emily Angelotti said, “I’m much happier to be back in the Bay.”

She thought her flight from Detroit would be delayed, but she said it was smooth sailing.

The Sunday after Thanksgiving is considered to be the busiest day for travel.

The Transportation Security Administration predicted 2.7 million travelers would be flying home on Sunday. 

Duty Manager for SFO, Maria Bucio said, “We have about 80,000 passengers that are departing SFO today.”

Bucio said airport staff was fully prepared for the influx of travelers. 



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