San Diego travel affected by San Francisco plane crash
At least 12 flights canceled, several delayed
Last Updated: 157 days ago
SAN DIEGO - The Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport is also impacting travel on this holiday weekend at Lindbergh Field.
Airport officials at Lindbergh Field told 10News on Sunday there were 12 cancelations involving flights by Southwest, United Airlines and Virgin America. Five flights have been delayed.
Sally Wheaton, a passenger headed to England, told 10News, "I'm supposed to be going to work on Monday, so I don't know what's going to happen now."
The Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco forced flights to be canceled and even rerouted to airports like LAX.
It was bad news for this weekend's holiday travelers who are headed overseas by way of San Diego to San Francisco, like Tom Chircchioc.
"We just said farewell to our family and then now we've got reached to this point, so it's going to be a long, disappointing way to end it, really … but you just really want to get home now," he said.
Airport officials told 10News three carriers fly to San Francisco: Virgin America, United and Southwest Airlines. Passengers taking those airlines are urged to check their flight status.
Passenger Steve Weinstein told 10News, "We initially rented a car to drive to San Francisco, but now with the help of someone at the airport, we have made flight arrangements to Sacramento and hopefully rent a car then to San Francisco."
Airport officials say so far no flights scheduled to fly into San Francisco have been diverted to San Diego.
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