LAX flight rate about normal

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Los Angeles International Airport
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Long waits that plagued travelers Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport seem to have eased Monday morning.

LAX spokeswoman Sherell Palmer says the airport is experiencing a flow rate of 68 flights per hour — which includes both arrivals and departures.

Palmer says this is not an abnormally low rate for LAX.

On Sunday, about 70 flights at LAX had delays of about an hour or more.

The Federal Aviation Administration’s website says arrival and departure delays Monday morning are averaging 15 minutes or less at LAX, San Diego International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.

Budget cuts that kicked in last month forced the FAA to give controllers extra days off. The agency says planes will take off and land less frequently to avoid overloading the remaining controllers.

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