GalaxyFlyer wrote:The contingency plan should be a new airport, or expanding the current one into the bay. The delays are caused by limits to runway acceptance rates due to close parallels.
Georgetown wrote:GalaxyFlyer wrote:The contingency plan should be a new airport, or expanding the current one into the bay. The delays are caused by limits to runway acceptance rates due to close parallels.
Yup. Extending into the bay would obviously be the easiest, but there is zero political appetite to do so, which is beyond frustrating. It’s generally the shorter routes that get affected the most, and generally they can be flown from OAK or SJC, but that’s far from a solution. As a United flyer, it’s a killer.
kfinger wrote:Concentrating flights at the hub so heavily means that something has to give when weather cuts SFO runway capacity in half. The regional flights to MFR, ACV, RDD, FAT, SBP, etc. are the first ones cut because less people have to be rebooked. But people there have the fewest flight options, as opposed to hubs like SEA, DEN, PHX which also have frequent service to SJC and OAK. The unawareness of second tier metro airports like OAK, BUR, and HOU that are just as close to the CBD is a question I pose here: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtop ... &t=1423663
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