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Some flights delayed at LAX, cause uncertain

April 21, 2013|By Howard Blume

Local television news reported Sunday night that furloughs of air traffic controllers were causing massive flight delays and cancellations at Los Angeles International Airport.

An LAX spokesman could not confirm the report, but a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday night that some cutbacks had taken affect Sunday and parts of the nation could be affected.

LAX had preliminary figures on flight delays as of early Sunday evening, but they did not necessarily indicate extraordinary disruption, said spokesman Marshall Lowe.

United had reported 43 arrival delays of about one hour. United Express had 20 delays of about the same length. Southwest recorded nine delays of about two hours.

On the other hand, American, Delta and US Airways had no reported delays at that time, Lowe said.  

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