Flight cancellations caused by Sandy have soared to nearly 16,000, leaving thousands of passengers from coast to coast stranded at airport terminals or hotels.

Most of the cancellations were at airports feeling the brunt of the storm, including Philadelphia, JFK, La Guardia and Newark, among others on the East Coast.

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LAX said 10 airlines reported 182 cancellations on Tuesday (departures and arrivals) for destinations including Boston, Philadelphia, Washington Dulles, Baltimore, Chicago O'Hare and Cleveland.

According to the flight tracking website FlightAware, over 15,773 flights have been cancelled due to Sandy so far, including 7,791 flights on Monday.

So far, 6,047 flights have been canceled for Tuesday, FlightAware said.

The most affected airport was Philadelphia, with 1,085 cancellations.

The three NYC-area airports had nearly 1,000 cancellations each, and more were expected to happen.

There were only 635 flights canceled for Wednesday, but that number was expected to rise once damage can be assessed.

Though the three NYC airports remained closed Tuesday, there was some good news at other Northeast airports.

On Tuesday morning, Philadelphia International Airport was expecting its first inbound cargo flight since the storm hit, and limited passenger operations were scheduled to begin Tuesday afternoon.

Bradley International Airport, which serves the Hartford, Connecticut, area and western Massachusetts, was gearing up to resume operations Tuesday around noon, an airport spokesman said.

Delta Air Lines will resume flying Tuesday at Boston Logan and the major Washington area airports, according to a spokesman.

United previously announced that it hoped to resume service at the major Washington area airports and Cleveland on Tuesday evening, weather permitting.

American Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines (including its AirTran subsidiary), and US Airways had previously announced cancellations of all Tuesday operations to many Northeast locations.

Those locations included the Philadelphia, Washington, Boston and New York City area airports.

Most airlines were waiving fees so travelers could rebook their flights at no charge, primarily for travel from Sunday through Wednesday.

You can check advisories from the major airlines on their websites.