American cancelations affect Bay Area

April 9, 2008 4:32:56 PM PDT
American Airlines canceled all but one flight at Oakland International Airport today, 12 flights in and out of San Francisco International Airport, 16 flights at Mineta San Jose International Airport flights and hundreds of national flights, officials said.

The airline canceled the flights because it is inspecting its MD-80 aircraft for the second day, said San Jose airport spokesman David Vossbrink. On Tuesday, at least 24 Bay Area flights were canceled along with hundreds nationwide.

Oakland services three departures and three arrivals from Dallas on the MD-80, and all but a 9:45 p.m. arrival were canceled, spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said.

SFO duty manager Bob Rotiski said he believed the airline was redirecting people to and from Dallas, Chicago and Los Angeles for the seven arrivals and five departures that were canceled.

The 16 San Jose flights that were canceled were mainly scheduled to arrive at or depart from Dallas, Chicago and Austin, Texas, according to Vossbrink.

American Airlines was unavailable for comment.


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