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LAX flights delayed, cancelled due to winter weather

Some flights at LAX have been cancelled or delayed due to winter weather conditions in the midwest and on the east coast.
Some flights at LAX have been cancelled or delayed due to winter weather conditions in the midwest and on the east coast.
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Winter weather conditions on the East Coast and Midwest continue to disrupt flights at LAX, airport officials said. 

"Passengers coming to LAX should check with their airline on the flight status before coming to LAX and they can do that on the airlines’ websites," Nancy Castles, LAX spokeswoman said. 

The Federal Aviation Administration has a real-time interactive map with information about which destinations are experiencing delays, and how long the average departure and arrival delays are lasting. 

According to the map, LAX is averaging delays of about 15 minutes for both arriving and departing flights. Currently the longest delays are for flights departing to Newark International Airport with waits of more than two hours, and flights to Philadelphia International Airport delayed for more than one hour.

"Depending on the weather conditions for tomorrow, LAX may or may not be impacted by those conditions on the East Coast and Midwest,” Castles said.

United Airlines has offered a travel waiver for passengers affected by the storms in the Midwest and east, and American Airlines has also waived fees for travel changes for those going to, passing through or departing from storm-afflicted airports.