If someone wants to travel to San Francisco this month, then you will need to build in more time. The SFO (San Francisco International Airport) shut one of their key runways for maintenances Saturday, affecting hundreds of flight cancellations and delays. Also, the troubles won’t end anytime soon, and the runway not expected to reopen till September 27. However some of the disruptions may have been produced by other factors, such as weather away in the country, 109 flights canceled Saturday and 274 delayed. Permitting to flight-tracking service FlightAware, by 8:15 p.m. EDT Sunday, 131 flights into and out of San Francisco International Airport had canceled and 328 delayed.
San Francisco International Airport said in news bulletin release that airlines collaborated with the airport on reducing their number of flights to limit the length of flight delays. Flights have been reduced by 13 percent during this period. The airport advises travelers to book early morning flights before 9 a.m. PDT through the end. Wednesdays through Fridays are the days with the highest delay risks, assumed that they get the most flight activity. The work is driven by United Airlines to issue a travel relinquishment last month. The customers of United can change their flights or connect to different cities without a payment.
Curtis Blessing spokesman of American Airlines told USA TODAY that they already adjusted flight schedule at SFO in the runway closure, and customers that impacted have proactively notified. Per our normal schedule change process, if a change does not meet customer needs, they can make extra changes and seek a full refund without fees. Lisa Hellerstedt, the Delta Air Lines, said there are no strategies to issue a waiver, but that representative can use situational flexibility to help customers whose flights delayed. On Alaska Airlines website warn travelers if possible delays and says has rescheduled some flights but does not mention any waiver.