OT...Anyone flying in from LAX? Heard the airport CLOSED DOWN......

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#1
Jacksonville, FL USA
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Hi....just heard "BREAKING NEWS".......that LAX closed down....anyone flying in from there?........
Wow...from FL To CALIF....any of ya'll out that way~maybe you could give us an update......
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Nothing on CNN.com, what did they say the reason was?
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#4
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They don't normally close an airport for bad weather unless it is really bad. My guess someone got through security who shouldn't have, that is usually the case. Let us know what else you hear. It is a holiday weekend and that usually means heightened security.
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Hi, I am watching our local news channel...they are affiliated with CNN and Post News...they said some sort of security was breached... ....No flights are departing......but they are allowing flights in......
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LOS ANGELES -- Hurricane Frances prompted airlines to ground flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando on Friday, and flights to Atlanta were delayed, an LAX official said.



Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Orlando international airports were closed because of the impending storm, and service from LAX to those airports was suspended, according to the Los Angeles World Airports Web site.

The rest of the article http://www.nbc4.tv/travelgetaways/3705450/detail.html

There's something about a False Alarm that emptied LAX and Ontario Airport that was posted about 8 hrs ago. Maybe it's that.. (still looking)
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#8
Naperville, IL
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Fox News just reported two incidents at LAX

1. A security breach at check in and

2. An explosion in one of the terminals. Yes I said an explosion (according to FOX)


The airport is completely closed. No incomming auto traffic. In bound flights landing for the moment but not disembarking passengers.

developing!!
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Supposedly security has been breached. CNN reported that a person was carrying an old flashlight with corroded batteries that "exploded" and several people were hurt.
CNN also reports a possible "suspicious" person.... nothing really confirmed.
Lots of police and emergency personnel and vehicles outside the international terminal.
CNN now covering this live. Some planes are landing supposedly. CNN says no flights departing. Authorities reportedly saying a "security breach" and it seems very unclear as to what is happening. MSNBC now also covering this live.
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Any estimation of when it may re-open for outgoing flights?

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There, apparently, were two separate incidents....one of which was the 'exploding flashlight'. Airport is totally closed....no incoming flights allowed either. Fox News had an interviewer state there was a report of a 'suspicious person'.
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Local TV reporting that LAX Tom Bradley Int'l terminal is being evacuated.

Bomb disposal people on the way to terminal.

These kinds of incidents seem to take some time to clear, if even if there is no further problem.
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On FOX ---NTSB representative says explosive detector at baggage check went off and the item could not be matched to a passenger so the procedure to shut down was started.
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Maybe that beats an explosive in tennis shoes LOL! No I`m not taking this lightly so don`t flame me, its just a thought on "corroded" batteries...hmm
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Here's something different. Earlier the LAX location had a "orange" notification which means incoming flights had a delay. Now it's "green". The Florida ones are closed "blue"

OK.. unrelated to cruising but found it interesting.

http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp
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Originally posted by iluvcruzin
Here's something different. Earlier the LAX location had a "orange" notification which means incoming flights had a delay. Now it's "green". The Florida ones are closed "blue"

OK.. unrelated to cruising but found it interesting.

http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp
This is really a neat site, did you notice that Orlando and Fort Lauderdale are BLUE but MIA Miami was GREEN
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