With the east coast hit hard by blizzards, terminals at LAX were jammed with travelers.
"We've been delayed a day, because we were supposed to fly out yesterday, and I think we're flying out today," said Louise Neeman of New York.
A number of Southern Californians heading east for vacations were worried that the bad weather would force a change of plans.
Nancy Kreitenberg of Los Angeles said she was flying to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
"We're excited. We didn't know until this morning if we're going, and we're going, as of now," she said.
Carrie Leventhal of Los Angeles said she and her friend checked their flight every 10 minutes to make sure it was still going out.
"We're hoping to get a little bit of sunshine so we can do some sightseeing as well," she said.
But despite the massive snowfall, many travelers said they were looking forward to it.
"Fresh snow in New York City is a beautiful thing," said one traveler.
Most flights that were canceled on Wednesday were those coming in from Washington D.C. and New York.