UPDATE: Hurricane Sandy Grounds LAX Flights

Hurricane Sandy or 'Frankenstorm' led airlines to cancel about 200 flights at LAX.

UPDATE: 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.

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 at www.lawa.org/fsw/default.aspx.

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."

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.

Editor's Note: This article was updated at 5:47 p.m. Monday. 


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