Hurricane Sandy continued to tie up travelers in the Bay Area for a third day, forcing the cancellation of more than 100 flights Tuesday out of San Francisco International Airport.
The 114 canceled flights out of SFO affected 50 departures and 64 arrivals, Duty Manager Shannon Wilson said.
The airport is the most heavily affected in the Bay Area due to its service in and out of the seven airports impacted by the hurricane on the East Coast: JFK International in New York, Newark Liberty International, Baltimore Washington International, Reagan National and Dulles International in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia International and Logan International in Boston.
Word seems to have spread regarding the airport's myriad delays, as far fewer travelers arrived with the expectation to fly on Tuesday than in days prior, Wilson said.
"We always recommend that travelers contact their air carriers before coming to the airport to get the most accurate information about their specific flights," Wilson said. "And today, it seems people are doing that."
Shorter-haul flights out of SFO were also impacted by weather Tuesday, the kind Bay Area residents are far more accustomed to -- fog delays.
"Due to low fog ceilings, we are seeing short-haul and regional flights being impacted as well," Wilson said. "Anything within 1,625 miles of SFO may be delayed by an average of 67 minutes."
At Oakland International Airport, flights were neither canceled nor delayed due to fog or hurricane-related factors, according to Scott Yamasaki, acting airport spokesman. All operations were running on time as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
"We had two JetBlue flights canceled Monday, but everything is going today," Yamasaki said. "Everything else is connecting service. Travelers may experience delays on the second leg, but not here."
JetBlue's JFK-bound flight out of Mineta San Jose International Airport was canceled Tuesday for the third evening in a row, airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said. It was the only flight canceled out of San Jose, and no flights were delayed on account of the low fog ceiling.
"We just want to make sure customers are aware there may be a trickle-down effect from other airlines," Barnes said. "It's just good practice to check in with your airline; there is always potential for delays."
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