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More Than 100 LAX Flights Canceled Due to Hurricane Sandy

The massive East Coast storm is causing airlines to cancel planned flights to and from the Los Angeles area.

Airlines canceled more than 8,900 flights across the country because of Hurricane Sandy and its expected impact on the East Coast, including 129 that had been scheduled to fly in or out of LAX on Monday and Tuesday, and five at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.

According to Los Angeles International Airport spokesman Albert Rodriguez, U.S. Airways canceled two flights to Philadelphia, while Virgin America canceled seven departures and seven arrivals to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Among the other flights canceled were three Jet Blue departures to New York and two to Boston. Qantas delayed the arrival of a New York flight to Los Angeles.

American Airlines canceled Monday's seven departures to New York and Washington, and 15 departures and 16 arrivals tomorrow to and from New York, Boston, Washington and Newark.

Delta Airlines canceled three departures Monday to New York and eight Tuesday. Alaska Airlines has canceled all six of its Washington D.C. departures Monday and Tuesday.

United Airlines canceled nine departures Monday and 14 Tuesday to New York, Newark and Washington, D.C. Its sister company, Continental Airlines, canceled eight departures Monday and 10 Tuesday to the East Coast.

At Bob Hope Airport, five Jet Blue flights were canceled between Burbank and New York City, including two flights in each direction Monday and one flight from Burbank to New York Tuesday morning, according to airport spokesman Victor Gill.

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George Vreeland Hill October 30, 2012 at 01:12 AM
I called my sister in New Hampshire and she told me how bad the wind was getting and that her work sent people home. Many work places in her area just closed up. We even lost phone connection. Scary out there.

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