Mayor Parker tweets about United, delays, merger

March 20, 2012 11:11:17 AM PDT
Houston Mayor Annise Parker has used Twitter to complain about United Airlines and delays from San Francisco.

United officials say they regret Parker's inconvenience.

Parker and her two daughters Friday arrived early at San Francisco International Airport but faced a long check-in line. Parker checked in the girls, but time expired for the mayor to check in.

Parker says a gate agent said the person not checked in couldn't travel.

Parker noted she was with two minors. The family took a later flight.

Parker on Saturday tweeted: "Just landed from spring break trip with girls. 1.5 hours late leaving Houston and 8 hours late coming back from SF. Great merger, United!"

United and Continental merged in 2010. United opposes a Southwest Airlines plan for international flights from city-operated Hobby Airport.