Getting To Mexico Gets Tricky

Heads up if you have a ticket on Mexicana Airlines.  The company is having big financial problems that has lead to flight cancellations. 

So far, San Jose's daily flight to Guadalajara and Mexico City has not be canceled.  The daily flight out of SFO is still happening as well, although the spokesman said there is a change in the standard schedule.

You don't have to go far though to find canceled flights. KCRA is reporting Mexicana has suspended operations out of the Sacramento airport.

Stranded travelers there had to scramble this past weekend to find a new way to their destination.

Some may have made their way to Bay Area airports. A Mineta spokesman said that the counters in San Jose were hopping this weekend.  In part because the airline had system-wide computer problems.

Patrick White of Sacramento was planning to fly on Mexicana, but had to scramble to find another way to get to Cabo San Lucas. He said he and his wife ended up spending several hundred dollars more to get another flight.

White asked about a refund, and was told that would take up to two months. He took it all in stride.  "That's the price you pay," he said.

Mexicana pilots and flight attendants picketed at the airport in Mexico City. The employees are fearful of job cuts.

The president of the pilots' union was told that the airline may be filing for bankruptcy.

A spokeswoman for Mexicana would only say that flights were being canceled in a wide region and blamed it on "operational needs." contributed to this report.

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