American Airlines and American Eagle expect delays and some cancellations
to and from Southern California today as wildfires hamper airline
operations in and around the airports between San Diego and Los Angeles.
The FAA`s air regional air traffic control center in San Diego was closed
Sunday due to the fire threat and the FAA has slowed commercial air
traffic from Los Angeles to San Diego. Other airports affected include
Orange County, Long Beach, Burbank, Ontario and Palm Springs.
These delays could have a ripple effect across the American Airlines and
American Eagle domestic route systems.
American has put in place a travel policy that allows customers holding
tickets for travel to and from California to make one date or time change
with no penalty up to Nov. 3, 2003. This policy will make it easier for
people to get back to Southern California to check on their homes and
other possessions and will allow those who had trips planned to postpone