SFO Flights Still Getting Canceled

The promise of an unwinding of flights to the Northeast proved false.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Hurricane Irene causes many cancellations and strands passengers at San Francisco International Airport.

    The promise of things getting back to normal at SFO proved false Monday.

    Dozens more flights between SFO and  the East Coast were canceled, even though most airports in the region hit by Hurricane Irene reopened.

    Airport spokesman Mike McCarron told Bay City News that five departures and 26 arrivals were canceled at SFO Monday.

    That is on top of 41 flights from SFO to the East Coast that were canceled Sunday. Flights to the New York region were also canceled out of San Jose and Oakland airports, but they fly fewer passengers.

    Airport officials said it wouldl take days to get everyone who was supposed to fly out of the Bay Area Friday, Saturday and Sunday (and now Monday) on to a flight. 

    Some passengers at SFO said they have been told it will take until Saturday or Sunday before they will be guaranteed a seat on a flight back east.

      More than 8,000 flights have been canceled nationwide because of the storm.

    A JetBlue executive in New York City said the airline hoped to resume flights at John F. Kennedy and La Guardia airports by Monday afternoon. Other airlines followed suit.

    The FAA advised passengers headed to the east coast to monitor the status of all flights and check directly with their airlines for any flight delays or cancellations.