Hurricane Sandy grounds thousands of flights worldwide

Hurricane Sandy grounds thousands of flights worldwide

Many major U.S. airports close as massive superstorm hits the United States
Sandy grounds thousands of flights worldwide
Going nowhere: airlines around the world have been affected by superstorm Sandy.

Airlines around the world canceled flights to and from the northeastern United States as a massive storm slammed into the coast of southern New Jersey late Monday.

Hurricane Sandy, now rated as a "post-tropical" superstorm, forced the closure of New York's JFK and LaGuardia airports and Newark airport in New Jersey "until further notice" as rising floodwaters washed across parts of the region, while domestic and international flights were canceled at other major airports in the area.

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