UPDATED: Hurricane Sandy Prompts Cancelation of Eastbound Flights from LAX

Several flights departing from LAX and Burbank Airport to the East Coast have been canceled due to the expected impact of Hurricane Sandy.

* Updated at 1:30 p.m. with additional flight cancelations.

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 today and tomorrow 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 today'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 today to New York and eight tomorrow. Alaska Airlines has canceled all six of its Washington D.C. departures today and tomorrow.

United Airlines canceled nine departures today and 14 tomorrow to New York, Newark and Washington, D.C. Its sister company, Continental Airlines, canceled eight departures today 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 today and one flight from Burbank to New York tomorrow morning, according to airport spokesman Victor Gill.


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