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A closed runway at SFO will delay flights in September

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader John D., who shared this San Francisco Chronicle story on SFO’s plan to close a runway in the month of September. From the story:

“San Francisco International Airport will close its busiest runway section for 20 days starting Sept. 7 for construction, reducing the number of flights by 13%. Delays of 30 to 45 minutes on average are expected for all flights after 9 a.m., with some flights delayed up to two hours.”

If you plan to fly through SFO next month, this is big news. And if you’re flying United, you’re in some luck. According to the Chronicle, “United Airlines said Monday it would allow customers to change flights from, to and connecting at SFO without paying a fee during the closure, which lasts through Sept. 26. Those who booked before Monday will pay no change fee or fare difference for flights between the same cities originally ticketed. For flights booked afterward, United may charge the difference between the old and new fares.”

If you’re flying another airline, make sure to get in touch so you know your options.

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