White Christmas Not So Warm and Fuzzy at Airports

Wet and windy weather across the country created lengthy delays for some holiday air travelers at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, particularly those heading for the snowy Northwest and Chicago.

Departures from LAX to Chicago O'Hare International Airport had an average delay of one hour and 25 minutes today, according to the Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Control System Command Center. The delays were caused by snow and ice on O'Hare's runways.

Meanwhile, LAX departures to San Francisco International Airport were delayed by an average of one hour and 20 minutes, the FAA reported. The San Francisco delays were primarily due to wind.

In addition to San Francisco and Chicago-bound flights, all general departures and arrivals at LAX had delays of up to 15 minutes, the FAA reported.

Flight delays and cancellations have been plaguing passengers at LAX since the weekend, when stormy weather blasted cities across the country. Some people camping out at the LAX passenger terminals told reporters on the scene that they had been stranded there for days, trying to get onto re-scheduled flights.

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