If you have plans to fly to the East Coast, you might have to—not just want to—rethink them.
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 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
tomorrow. Alaska Airlines has canceled all six of its Washington D.C.
departures Monday and Tuesday.
United Airlines canceled nine departures Monday and 14 scheduled for Tuesday to New York, Newark and Washington, D.C. Its sister company, Continental Airlines, canceled eight departures Monday and 10 tomorrow 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.
Need to know if your flight has been canceled? Following are the flight status sites (click on airlines' names) and numbers for some of the larger airlines in case you need to check your flight's status. Some airlines also have pages dedicated to Hurricane Sandy travel. In those cases, we've included the link to those as well.
Alaska Airlines: 1-800-654-5669
Delta Air Lines: 1-800-221-1212 (Find Hurricane Sandy rescheduling information here)
Jet Blue: 1-800-538-2583 (Find Jet Blue Hurricane Sandy fee waiver information here)