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Here Are Some Scenes Of Misery From LAX During The Holiday Travel Season

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We encountered a couple of decent rainstorms this past week, which is great for our battle against a historic drought, but awful for commuters who were going through LAX.

As noted at ABC 7, while there were a little over 100 delays and eight cancellations on Monday morning, this was nothing compared to the nearly 200 flights that were beset with delays on Friday. And before that, 400 flights in and out of LAX were either stalled or canceled on Thursday due to the rainstorms, reports the L.A. Times. This was all compounded by the fact that Southern California was slated to see a record number of travelers, partly thanks to an improving economy. The Automobile Club of Southern California said that nearly 8 million Southern Californians would be commuting for the holidays. While a large chunk of this number pertains to people traveling by car, it’s not far-fetched to surmise that the conditions also make for an uptick in travelers going by air.

The good news is that the worst may be over. But, for the sake of being grateful that we’ve made it through, here are some scenes of misery from LAX in the past week:

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Even the Starbucks line was a trial of endurance:


This person took to yoga to chill out:

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By Christmas, however, the place was pretty much a ghost town: