LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Roads are clogged and the airports are packed. It’s the Sunday following Thanksgiving and millions are trying to get home — so what else is new?
KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo said slick roads are not making the commute any easier.
She reported from LAX — one of America’s busiest airports on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
Almost 2 million people were expected to come through LAX this weekend.
Bad weather conditions around the country are adding to travel woes here.
“It’s a wet, bad night to be a paparazzo at LAX,” said photographer Rick Mendoza.
“And even the celebrities are coming in a little bit late, they’re canceling their flights, they’re not being able to get in on schedule, so we’re running around trying to follow their schedule but they’re not even here,” Mendoza said.
It’s fog that’s the problem. In Denver it was so thick signs were barely visible.
Many flights were canceled. Travelers had to make themselves comfortable in baggage claim.
“It’s always hard when you’re anxious to get out on a busy travel day and then come to find out you’re going to be waiting around hours longer,” said Nicole Baumgart.
The same was true at San Francisco International (SFO) where wind, rain and fog also delayed flights.
Sometimes the most painful delays are on ground.
“A lot more traffic than usual, that’s for sure,” said Yadira Gallegos. “My parents and I had to leave earlier. We spent more time on the exits trying to get to the terminal then actually like going on the freeway from to here.”