Demand for rental vehicles, Amtrak skyrockets after flight cancellation fiasco

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Civilians navigate journey nightmare at Sacramento Worldwide Airport

Civilians navigate journey nightmare at Sacramento Worldwide Airport


SACRAMENTO — Whereas hundreds of persons are rescheduling and ready for canceled Southwest Airways flights, enterprise for different firms throughout the journey trade is booming.

Demand for rental vehicles nationwide surged after Southwest Airways canceled hundreds of flights prior to now 48 hours. The corporate canceled greater than 2,660 of his scheduled flights, or 65%, as of 5 p.m. PT Tuesday, in line with flight monitoring web site FlightAware.

These flights accounted for greater than half of the practically 5,000 flights canceled nationwide on Tuesday throughout all firms. However Southwest Airways had probably the most disruption to its schedule, with practically 900 flights delayed.

With many abandoning air journey, stranded vacationers turned to rental vehicles to remain on observe. Demand for rental vehicles at Sacramento Worldwide Airport on Monday resulted in a 2 hour rental wait. By Tuesday, strains had been common and availability was “hit or miss,” in line with an worker on the automotive rental firm.

For a lot of, it was “the one possibility,” stated Caitlin Balthrop.

A traveler instructed CBS13 that the rental for a household of 4 was the final one-way automobile rented on Tuesday. One other traveler instructed CBS13 that he picked up his one final automobile for the corporate at a shared rental automotive workplace close to the airport.

On Tuesday, Amtrak journeys from Sacramento to San Diego and Los Angeles offered out. Different California journeys, together with San Francisco and Fresno (together with airport cities), had been partially offered out with just a few tickets remaining.

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