SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Well being officers pleaded with folks to not journey this Thanksgiving. From the look of issues at Bay Space airports, many took that recommendation to coronary heart.
“Within the Chicago suburbs the place I stay, the prevalence of Covid, it’s virtually nonexistent,” mentioned Scott Peterson after touchdown in San Francisco Worldwide Airport. “We’ve been touring by means of all of this. It has not been an issue. Simply take the right precautions and attempt to do it proper.”
For a pre-Thanksgiving weekend, it was a really quiet SFO Saturday with loads of area within the parking heaps and quick strains on the safety gates. There was no signal of a vacation rush.
“I’ve been on far too many flights this 12 months,” mentioned Cade Shipman. “I’m not too involved, I do know everyone seems to be taking the correct precautions. I’m too.”
Shipman had simply landed at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Worldwide airport the place there was even much less proof of a journey rush.
“For certain, it’s in all probability the least packed I’ve seen,” Shipman mentioned. “Some (airports) which are hubs have much more folks.”
That’s one thing a number of vacationers talked about — that airports in different giant cities, like Los Angeles and Houston, appeared to have considerably extra site visitors.
“I got here from Chicago and it was very busy,” mentioned Deb Berger.
Berger mentioned she is conscious that native public well being officers would quite she haven’t made this journey however that was not sufficient for her to cancel.
“It did make me really feel responsible. However I’m touring right here to see my daughter. We’re going to be at her residence, it’s simply the 2 of us. We’re going to cook dinner Thanksgiving dinner and be collectively,” she defined.
Within the period of Covid, judging a busy day on the airport have to be executed on a curve. Nonetheless, Saturday appeared notably quiet.
“It’s sluggish for any day,” Shipman noticed. “Not to mention the vacations.”