LAX Flights to East Coast Cancelled Due to Hurricane Sandy
By Mimi Kmet
October 29, 2012 8:54 PM
Officials at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) reported that 129 flight to and from L.A. on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29 and 30, have been cancelled, most of them to or from the East Coast, due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the eastern seaboard.
On Monday, US Airways cancelled two flights to Philadelphia. Virgin America cancelled seven departures and seven arrivals between LAX and New York-JFK, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington-Dulles. JetBlue cancelled five departures to New York-JFK and Boston, and American Airlines cancelled seven departures from LAX to New York-JFK and Washington-Dulles. Delta Air Lines cancelled two departures from LAX to New York-JFK. Alaska Airlines cancelled six departures to Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. United Airlines cancelled nine departures to several airports, including New York-JFK, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington-Dulles and Tampa.
Among Tuesday’s cancellations, American Airlines reported 15 cancelled departures and 16 cancelled arrivals, including flights to or from Newark, Washington-Dulles, New York-JFK and Boston. Delta Air Lines cancelled eight departures, including flights to New York-JFK. Alaska Airlines reported six cancelled departures to Reagan National Airport and Cleveland. United Airlines cancelled departures to several East Coast airports, including Newark, Houston, New York-JFK and Washington-Dulles.
LAX has accommodated requests from airlines to park their aircraft at the airport until weather improves in the east.
Meanwhile, Hawaiian Airlines cancelled all of its flights Sunday and Monday between New York-JFK and Honolulu. To accommodate affected passengers, Hawaiian has scheduled an additional roundtrip to New York City that will depart Honolulu on Tuesday afternoon, weather permitting. Affected passengers will be booked on this flight or on Hawaiian’s other regularly scheduled flights between Honolulu and New York-JFK and are advised to call the carrier’s reservations department to confirm flight details. Hawaiian also intends to resume regularly scheduled service on Tuesday afternoon with its flight departing Honolulu, weather permitting. The airline said it will waive booking change fees for passengers affected by the hurricane.
In addition, Hawaiian Airlines is working with Ohana Hotels to offer discounted accommodations on Oahu for passengers connecting to one of the grounded flights from other Hawaiian Airlines destinations.