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Hundreds of canceled Southwest flights roil holiday travel at Bay Area airports

              Hundreds of flights were canceled Monday at the Bay Area's three largest airports, ruining holiday travel. Southwest Airlines flights account for the overwhelming majority of cancellations.

              Travelers at the Bay Area's three biggest airports were largely spared the worst disruption many other US airports have wrestled with in recent times, as severe winter storms swept through much of the country.

That changed on Monday. San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose airports canceled a combined 388 flights by 5 p.m. Monday, leaving hundreds of people stranded at their local airports the day after Christmas.
San Francisco International Airport, the Bay Area’s largest airport, canceled 80 flights on Monday, including 7% of departures and 7% of arrivals, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.Another 205 at SFO. The flight was also delayed.