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Southwest travel chaos impacting New Year’s Eve plans for 49ers-Raiders fans heading to Las Vegas

Southwest travel chaos impacting New Year’s Eve plans for 49ers-Raiders fans heading to Las Vegas

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) — Throughout the Bay Space and scattered among the many numerous tales of Southwest Airways journey chaos, soccer followers planning to fly south to observe the San Francisco 49ers tackle the Las Vegas Raiders at the moment are having to reevaluate their itineraries. The sport is on New 12 months’s Day.

Nevertheless, many informed ABC7 Information, they really feel there’s a price to comfort.

“It was presupposed to be tonight,” Ken Guanga stated on Wednesday. “We had been presupposed to go tonight.”

Guanga, the person behind the “49ers Tailgate” accounts on social media is speaking about his now canceled Southwest flight from Mineta San Jose Worldwide Airport (SJC) to Las Vegas.

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Identified for his spotlight reels of tailgates and fan takeovers, his itinerary would’ve included documenting this weekend’s 49ers-Raiders fanfare. The groups go head-to-head at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday.

“All the things else was purchased. The aircraft tickets had been purchased, the motels had been reserved. It’s my mother-in-law’s birthday celebration,” he described.

A protracted drive was not an choice for Guanga, particularly with the weekend forecast of moist climate. As an alternative, he and his household are selecting to remain grounded.

The Southwest journey chaos has little doubt impacted Christmas weekend for a lot of. Now, New 12 months’s weekend for some.

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“Vacationers, I feel, by now who’re affected by which have caught onto what’s happening and have both stayed residence, or canceled their journey fully,” SJC Deputy Director Scott Wintner informed ABC7 Information.

Nevertheless, Randy Musterer stated he’s been dedicated to the sport for the reason that 49ers’ schedule got here out. He’s pushed by soccer and the great previous “Battle of the Bay”-feel.

“We came upon it was over New 12 months’s, which form of solidified our New 12 months’s plans that we’re going to be in Vegas, going to the 49ers-Raiders recreation. So, 25 of us excited to go,” Musterer described. “After which now, now we’re fearful about flights.”

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His Southwest flight out of SJC is scheduled for Saturday morning, and hasn’t been canceled but. Nevertheless, following the days-long journey meltdown, he isn’t taking any possibilities.

“Spending the amount of cash we did on these tickets- we have now to go. So we’re flying United at this level, no matter what Southwest does with that particular flight,” he defined.

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Across the Bay Space, waiting for Thursday- Southwest has already canceled a number of flights to LAS, between Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose Worldwide airports.

“Us Niners followers, I do know we journey,” Guanga mirrored. “However there’s simply too, too many components which can be going in opposition to us to make this journey occur for lots of the followers.”

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