Airlines Cancel 7,000 Flights

    Passengers stand in line at LaGuardia Airport August 29, 2011 in New York. New York-area airports reopened on Monday as US airlines gradually restored more flights to their operations throughout the Northeast that were halted by Hurricane Irene.  AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Everybody's getting ready for Hurricane Sandy. The airlines have preemptively canceled more than 7,000 domestic and international flights set to depart Sunday and Monday, leaving passengers stranded all across the country. Roughly a quarter of the canceled flights were from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, which is expected to get hit especially hard. East coast airports are expected to decide by Sunday night whether they will close during the storm. The combination of winds gusts above 70 knots and mass transit shutdowns will likely make it difficult for the New York area airports to remain open.

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