Bad Weather And Food Vendor Strike Make Perfect Shitstorm At SFO

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It's one thing to have your flight delayed for a long time. At least you can grab some food or drinks and hang out. But if there's nobody working at those restaurants and bars, you're in for a miserable day — and that's what's currently happening at San Francisco International Airport this morning.

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Radar image from WeatherUnderground at 8:39AM PST

FlightAware is reporting that SFO is on a ground delay program, with flights being held at their origin cities for 3 hours and 40 minutes on average, due to low ceilings. Interestingly, flights at Oakland International, just across the bay, are showing no delays.

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Message from the SFO restaurant workers' union Facebook page

What is making the delays even worse, is that the airport's food service workers are on strike today, protesting for higher wages. Unite Local 2 says their membership will be on strike for 48 hours, from today through Saturday. They're encouraging travelers to bring their own food to the airport.

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hooniversejeff
Jeff Glucker

Holy shit am I glad I canceled the press trip I had this week...

I was supposed to go SNA - SFO - Reno. I woke up yesterday and United app tells me the SFO-RNO (is it RNO?) is already canceled. I chat with the PR people and the travel people, the say flights are tough but they could get me in... I tell them I'm nervous about the coming storm and getting home on Friday. We all decide it's a good move to cancel.

Phew... much happier to be sitting here at home with my dog on my lap, getting some work done. Though... the coffee shop at SFO is pretty awesome if you feel like getting drunk on Irish Coffee.