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Hurricane Sandy prompts flight delays, cancellations at LAX

About 130 flights have been canceled out of Los Angeles International Airport as Hurricane Sandy hammered the Eastern Seaboard, airport officials said Monday.

Officials warned that additional flights could be affected by the super storm, which was expected to force more than 60 of those cancellations Monday. The others came Sunday.

Many of the flights were into New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport, although airports were affected all along the East Coast, according to a breakdown provided by LAX. American Airlines had the most Monday cancellations, with about 15. United and Continental had 10 each.

The storm has prompted about 9,500 flight cancellations nationwide Monday and Tuesday, Times reporter Hugo Martin reported. The greatest number of canceled flights were from Philadelphia International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, La Guardia Airport and JFK, according to the air travel tracking site Flightstats.com.

Officials encouraged travelers to contact their airlines for instructions. Real-time flight updates for LAX can be found on the airport's website.

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