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SFO travelers hopeful about Hawaii travel, despite hurricanes

Two hurricanes are threatening Hawaii, but that is not stopping many people willing to brave through it.
The two hurricanes are threatening to put a serious damper on people heading to Hawaii for summer vacations.

At San Francisco International Airport, the impacts of the hurricanes on air travel are starting to show. A plane out of Kauai was delayed about three hours, coming into SFO, because of the bad weather.

However, the planes leaving SFO for Hawaii were all on time and some passengers were going into the storm with a positive attitude.

Jim Rambo of Palo Alto isn't going to let two back to back hurricanes ruin his Hawaiian vacation. He said he's been through them before. He expects to get wet, but won't cancel his plans.

Still, it might be difficult finding food for his condo in Maui. On Hawaii's Big Island, stores were jammed packed with people gearing up where Hurricane Iselle is expected to strike on Thursday night. Hurricane Julio is right on its heels.

Returning passenger Yvonne Sullivan told ABC7 News, "The last day or so it's gotten a lot different. People are taking it seriously."

Returning passengers, at SFO, say people are tying down boats, clearing store shelves and topping off gas tanks.

Returning passenger Sue Vezeau said, "Oh, the lines at Costco Gasoline were horrendous for three days now. It was at least a half hour, 45-minute wait just to get gas there."

Despite the double hurricane threat, all three planes headed to Hawaii Wednesday night were mostly full with few cancellations.

Sullivan had this advice: "Stay inside and hope the power doesn't go out."

Ticket agents, ABC7 News spoke with, say many of those headed to Hawaii just weren't able to cancel plans on such short notice.
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