Hurricane Sandy Cancels Flights at LAX

Hurricane Sandy causes flight cancellations across the country, including at Los Angeles International Airport and Long Beach Airport.

Airlines canceled nearly 14,000 flights across the country Monday because of storms pummeling the East Coast, including 200 flights that had been scheduled to fly in or out of LAX and six at Long Beach Airport.

According to Los Angeles International Airport spokesman Albert Rodriguez, 10 airlines canceled flights at LAX, including 99 arrivals and 101 departures, primarily at airports in Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Washington, D.C.

He noted that the number only reflected nonstop and direct flights. Connecting flights that may have been canceled were not included in the LAX figures.

Airport officials suggested that departing passengers and motorists picking up passengers check with their airlines before heading to the airport.

Flight status information at LAX is also available online.

According to the Long Beach Airport website, JetBlue canceled flights to and from Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C.; John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City; and Boston's Logan International Airport in Boston on Monday.

JetBlue is the only airline with cross-country flights out of LGB.

The FAA's website also provides up-to-the-minute conditions at all U.S. airports at www.faa.gov. Click on "Airport Status and Delays."

—Editor Nicole Mooradian contributed to this report.


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