Hurricane Sandy wreaking havoc on local flight schedules

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Flights between San Diego and the northeast were
canceled Monday because of Hurricane Sandy, which is slinging heavy rain and
strong wind at the eastern seaboard.

Jet Blue's two flights between Lindbergh Field and John F. Kennedy
International Airport in New York City were dropped, as well as one of
tomorrow's runs. The airline also canceled a flight to Logan Field in Boston.

Delta also canceled a flight to JFK.

According to the website nycaviation.com, Sandy's storm surge could wash
over the runways at both JFK and LaGuardia Airport in New York.

US Airways canceled flights between San Diego and Philadelphia, and
between San Diego and Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority urged passengers to
contact their airline before heading to the airport.

“It's going to take awhile for the hurricane to pass completely, and
then once it does, there's a ripple effect for all these kinds of flights,”
the authority's Katie Jones said.

A ripple effect of sorts was already under way. Numerous flights from
several airlines that might not seem to have anything to do with the East Coast
have been delayed, according to the airport authority's flight status board.

More than 8,900 flights across the country have been canceled due to the
storm.

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