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Sandy affects 200 hundred flights at LAX

October 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
As Hurricane Sandy barrels toward land Monday, around 12,000 to and from the Northeast have been grounded.

Flight Tracker: Up-to-the-minute info

Superstorm Sandy made landfall Monday night on the East Coast.

Some 200 flights were canceled at Los Angeles International Airport for Monday and Tuesday. Ticketing agents are working fast to re-book everyone affected, but options are slim.

A couple of reporters from Colombia said they are stranded in Los Angeles until Wednesday because of the severe weather.

"We are heading to Newark , N.J. We came in early, they said we can't fly today because the weather there is bad, very bad, and all airports there are closed," said Jorge Rodriguez of Colombia.

Travelers are urged to call their airlines ahead of time to check on flight statuses. Most carriers are allowing travelers to reschedule without charging fees.

See photos of residents along the East Coast preparing for Sandy.