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Flights between LAX and East Coast resume after snowstorm

October 30, 2011 | 10:44 am

Los Angeles International Airport reported that LAX flights both to and from the East Coast resumed normal operations following an unusual October snowstorm that hit the Northeast on Saturday.

The airport advised those picking up passengers to check with the airline regarding arrival times.

Cancellations of Qantas Airways and Air France flights due to labor disputes remained in effect.

Australia-based Qantas grounded aircraft around the globe Saturday because of a worker strike and lockout. Qantas has 34 departures a week from LAX, serving 880,000 passengers at the airport between January and September. 

An Australian tribunal ordered an end to the labor action Sunday morning (Monday in Australia) and directed the two sides to return to the bargaining table. It remained unclear when flights would resume. 

Meanwhile, LAX reported, Air France announced the cancellation of Flight 69 from LAX to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and Flight 72 from Charles de Gaulle to LAX until Wednesday. All other flights remain on schedule, but passengers were encouraged to check with the airline for updates.

-- Abby Sewell and wire reports

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