RENO, NV - Friday, air traffic between Los Angeles and Reno was delayed from about noon on. That's a result of the FAA declaring a ground stop at LAX just after a fatal shooting in terminal 3. The declaration meant planes in any other areas were forbidden from taking off and flying to Los Angeles International Airport.
The direct flights from LAX were obviously delayed, but so were many flights that had connections from Los Angeles.
Many travelers were given the news when they checked in at the ticket counter; others went and looked at the arrival and delay boards to see the status of their flights.
One Incline Village resident drove down from the lake planning on catching a 12:35 flight to Los Angeles.
“Wife called me and gave me the heads up. But I was reporting on time until I got here just looked at the board,” said Kevin Lyons.
Another passenger was late getting into Reno-Tahoe when her flight originated in Los Angeles.
Kaitlyn Holland says she normally flies out of LAX, but took a flight out of Ontario instead.
“Actually when I landed in Vegas, I called my dad and let him know. I had got my connecting flight and he was all kinds of worried, oh my gosh, I thought you flew from L.A,” said Holland.
Southwest Air, American and United all have direct or connecting flights to and from Los Angeles and Reno.
If you have one of those flights or are picking up someone on a flight with a Los Angeles connection, the airport says check with the airlines first either with a phone call or through their websites.