Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Although San Diego weather may not be much affected by the sprawling storm in many parts of the U.S., Lindbergh Field has still felt the impact with flight delays and cancellations.
There have been delays and cancellations involving every airline flying in or out of the San Diego International Airport, according to spokeswoman Katie Jones.
Airport officials urge travelers and those expecting visitors to check flight status on the Lindbergh Field website.
"Even if you're not flying to Chicago or New York, or one of the areas affected by the storm, the plane that needs to get you to Oakland may be coming from that area," Jones said. "So even though you're not traveling in the weather-affected area, your flight might still be affected."
It is expected that flights will likely continue to be affected by the storm into tomorrow. However, it is not expected that travelers will encounter problems leaving them stranded at the airport.
"I can say that we are fortunate in that we’re more of an origin and destination airport," Jones said. "So, travelers don’t often get stranded here on their way home or on their way to somewhere else. They either stay here or they arrive here. So the people who know that their flights are affected can actually stay home in Oceanside and not have to stay stranded at the airport."