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American Airlines resumes flights after glitch fixed

Published on Apr 17, 2013 6:26 AM
 
American Airlines passengers wait in line to reschedule flights at O'Hare Airport on April 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems. American Airlines said it had fixed a computer problem that prompted the grounding of its aircraft on Tuesday, with flight resuming but schedules still in disarray. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - American Airlines said it had fixed a computer problem that prompted the grounding of its aircraft on Tuesday, with flight resuming but schedules still in disarray.

Earlier in the day, American had grounded all its aircraft due to problems with its reservation system that started mid-morning and had caused "intermittent outages." "As of 3.30pm CDT (3.30am, Singapore time), our systems have been fully restored, however we expect continued flight delays and cancellations throughout the remainder of the day," the airline said.

"We will continue to provide more information throughout the day as we make progress in resolving this issue. We apologise to our customers and our people for this inconvenience."

An American spokesman said that 670 flights had been canceled.

 
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