LAX shooting continues to impact travelers in Tulsa

TULSA - Friday's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport is impacting travelers around the country, including some in Tulsa.

An spokeswoman for Tulsa International Airport tells 2NEWS that while some flights were delayed to and from the area, none were slowed because of the incident.

Passengers, however, who were connecting in other cities before traveling to Los Angeles were affected.

Tulsa mother Stacy Kukal was getting ready to board her flight to Denver with her daughter when she received a text message that her second flight to LAX was canceled.

"I think if it's all for the safety of the passengers, if they have to cancel it, I'm really not going to complain," she said.

Kukal plans to try leaving Tulsa early Saturday morning.

Broken Arrow's Scott Keele was descending toward LAX when the shooting began.

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He was supposed to board another flight there, on his way to Cambodia. Instead, he spent the majority of Friday in a passenger holding area.

"You don't ever expect something like this to happen, that's for sure," he said. "If we can't get to the terminal, I'm not sure what we're going to do."

TIA officials say LAX is the fourth-most popular destination from Tulsa.

On average, 438 passengers travel between the two cities daily.

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