Despite Long Lines, Flights Moving Along Well at LAX

Passengers at Los Angeles International Airport are fortunate compared to their counterparts in the East, where bad weather is causing ground delays of several hours in cities such as New York and Chicago.

At LAX on Sunday - just two days before Christmas - the longest waits were for passengers waiting to get into terminals so they could get to planes that actually were departing on schedule.

Passengers holding boarding passes for America West and Southwest airlines flights out of Terminal 1 were lengthy and slow moving all afternoon. Although most of those flights go to California, Nevada and Arizona destinations and were on time, the ticket and security lines were long.

Pamela Haskins, on a layover while traveling home to San Francisco from the Bahamas, said airport officials at LAX need to do "a lot better."

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-12-23-07 1808EST

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