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Flights Resume After Previously Halting Flights At LAX

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Update From Hal Eisner:

Thousands affected by ground halt...

If you crunch the latest numbers you can see how many travelers were affected by Wednesdsay's 'ground halt' by the FAA that stopped departures at many airports and severely limited arrivals.

Check it out: 

Arriving flights - A total of 27 cancellations, 212 delays, and 27 diversions to other airports

Departing flights - A total of 23 cancellations (primarily due to aircraft that were unavailable with cancelled arrival flights) and 216 delays.

 No international arriving or departing flights were cancelled.

The number of passengers on the 50 total arriving and departing cancelled flights is estimated at nearly 6,800.

The number of passengers on the 455 total arriving and departing delayed flights is estimated in the tens of thousands.

The one hour 'ground halt' had a huge impact.

Today's ground halt is having an ongoing impact on operations at LAX.

As of 5:45pm tonight all airlines at LAX are reporting an estimated 10 cancellations and 110 departure delays throughout tonight.  The delays are due to the 10-mile distance FAA air traffic controllers are spacing for the departures.  Ten arriving flights that diverted to other airports during the ground stop - including five international flights -- are expected to arrive at LAX in the next few hours.  

There is another issue. Because motorists waiting for arriving passengers remain in the terminals, Parking Structures 3, 4, 5, and 6 (across from the same-numbered terminals) are approaching capacity.

Motorists going to LAX are advised to use Parking Structures 1, 2, 7; LAX Economy Lot C at 96th Street and Sepulveda Boulevard; or wait in their cars in the LAX Cellphone Waiting Lot adjacent to Lot C. 

All passengers are advised to check with their airlines for the status of their flights before coming to LAX.    

UPDATE: Flights have now resumed at LAX, Bob Hope Airport and other Southern California airports after the FAA previously halted them earlier this afternoon due to a computer problem affecting air-traffic control.

The ground stop was issued shortly after 2 p.m., and planes lined up on taxiways at LAX waiting to take off while crews worked to resolve the problem.

If you think you may still be affected by any delays, here's a list of numbers and websites for the major carriers:

Air Canada: 888-247-2262
Air Transat: 866-847-1112

AirTran Airways: 800-247-8726

Alaska Airlines: 800-252-7522

Allegiant Airlines: 702-505-8888 

American Airlines: 800-433-7300

Cape Air: 800-227-3247

Delta Air Lines: 800-221-1212 

Frontier Airlines: 800-432-1359

Great Lakes Airlines: 800-554-5111

Hawaiian Airlines: 800-367-5320 
JetBlue Airways: 800-538-2583

Porter Airlines: 888-619-8622

Silver Airways: 800-881-4999

Southwest Airlines: 800-435-9792

Spirit Airlines: 801-401-2222

Sun Country Airlines: 800-359-6786

Sunwing Airlines: 877-786-9464

United Airlines: 800-864-8331

US Airways: 800-428-4322

Virgin America: 877-359-8474 

WestJet: 888-937-8538

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