October 29, 2012
Passengers wait for their flight at at LaGuardia airport, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 in New York. Tens of thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the Northeast buttoned up against the onslaught of a superstorm.
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NEW YORK — Hurricane Sandy grounded thousands of flights in the U.S. northeast today and upended travel plans across the globe, stranding passengers from Hong Kong to Europe. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for at least two days in a key region for both domestic and international flights.