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Coastal fog causes flight delays at Lindbergh Field

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Travelers at Lindbergh Field had their patience tested as thick fog rolled through San Diego Saturday night and Sunday morning.

The coastal fog wreaked havoc on early morning operations at Lindbergh Field, forcing a number of incoming flights to be diverted and causing delays for people traveling Sunday.

No count of how many flights were canceled, diverted or delayed Saturday night and Sunday morning was immediately available, but several inbound flights to San Diego were sent elsewhere, including the nightly Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767 flight from Honolulu.

"It will take airlines most of the day to catch up," said Dave Billings of airport operations. "The airlines don't have as many aircraft (here) as normal."

Visibility was still low enough during the morning hours for incoming aircraft to use Lindbergh's Instrument Landing System, which uses a final approach going west-to-east, the opposite of the normal landing direction, Billings said.

Airport officials recommend anyone traveling today, or meeting someone, check with their airline or the Flight Status rundown at san.org.

A Dense Fog Advisory by the National Weather Service expired at 10 a.m. The current forecast does not anticipate a return of thick fog tonight.

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