Airport Crowds Are Back and Travelers Say So Are the Headaches

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The San Francisco International Airport felt bare during the pandemic, but now, crowds are backmost and immoderate travelers accidental that truthful are the headaches.

Hoping to support customers happy, airlines accidental they are bringing unit backmost and hiring caller staff, preparing to grip vacation crowds.

But passengers said Thursday that determination are hiccups with crowds swarming an manufacture that scaled backmost staffing during the COVID lull.

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Now the effort to ramp backmost up is underway.

American Airlines sent a memo to each formation attendants, telling much than 3,000 employees extended permission is implicit and they should hole to instrumentality to enactment successful November and December for the vacation question season.

Delta Airlines says it's hoping to prosecute thousands of workers to unit everything from reservations to in-flight service.

After the hectic summertime question season, Raul Bicardo said he'll debar vacation travel. 

“Maybe not with my experience,” helium said. “Can you ideate what it volition beryllium similar during the holidays?”

Some who are hoping for an planetary vacation escapade whitethorn tally into different agelong enactment -- this clip for a passport.

The U.S. State Department says with 2 cardinal applications for renewal, it’s taking 3 to 4 months to get done the process. 

“Put successful for renewal. I haven't heard back. It's been 45 days,” said a traveler.

A backlog that volition unit immoderate to alteration plans.

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