L.A. Shooting Causes Bay Area Delays

By NBC Bay Area staff and wires
|  Saturday, Nov 2, 2013  |  Updated 8:36 PM PDT
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Monte Francis reports from San Jose where passengers are still dealing with a few minor delays connected to Friday shooting at LAX.

Monte Francis reports from San Jose where passengers are still dealing with a few minor delays connected to Friday shooting at LAX.

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LAX Shooting Causing Delays, Cancellations at Bay Area Airports

A shooting at Los Angeles International Airport this morning has caused delays and cancellations of some flights to and from Bay Area airports. Kim Tere and Arturo Santiago reports.
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A shooting at Los Angeles International Airport has caused a second day of delays at Bay Area airports.

Mineta San Jose Airport was still experiencing 30 minute delays on flights to LAX in wake of the deadly shooting there Friday morning. SFO reported no delays by Saturday afternoon, but did have a handful of issues for morning travelers. 

On Friday it was a much different story with a much bigger Bay Area impact. At San Francisco International Airport, two Southwest Airlines flights from SFO to LAX were canceled, and many flights from LAX to SFO are seeing delays of as much as two hours, airport spokesman Doug Yakel said.

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Yakel said the impact of the shooting will differ by airline. Virgin America, for instance, operates from the terminal at LAX where the shooting appears to have occurred, he said.

"Our best advice is for passengers to check with their airlines for updated flight info," Yakel said.

At Oakland International Airport, Southwest Airlines cancelled all afternoon flights for LAX -- inbound until 5:50 p.m. and outbound until 4 p.m. Delta Airlines canceled a flight and experienced mostly delays.

Officials at Mineta San Jose International Airport said several flights were impacted as a result of the LAX shooting.

As of 3 p.m., four of the six airlines that offer SJC to LAX service reported the following flight impacts:

  • American Airlines - once cancelled arrival
  • Delta Airlines - one delayed departure and one cancelled arrival
  • Southwest Airlines - once cancelled departure, and three diverted flights that were originally scheduled to land at LAX
  • Virgin America - once cancelled arrival and one cancelled departure

Following the shooting, police increased terminal saturation patrols at both San Jose and San Francisco airports.

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Police are in contact with the FBI, which is leading the investigation into the LAX shooting, the Transportation Security Administration and the U.S. Marshals Service, San Francisco Officer Albie Esparza said.

"We are continuing to monitor the situation in Los Angeles and will remain deployed until further notice," he said.

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