United Airlines Computers Fail, All Flights Grounded

United Airlines experienced a computer glitch that grounded all of their flights today, according to the AP.

United spokeswoman Robin Urbanski said the airline did not yet know what caused the outage between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. CDT, when departures were able to resume.

“We were experiencing a computer outage and now our computers are back up,” she said. “Right now we’re working hard to resume our operations.”

All of United’s O’Hare flights were delayed between 1 and 2 hours today. At other airports the delays were less pronounced . “I expect it to decrease as the day goes on,” Michael McCarron, director of community affairs for the San Francisco International Airport told the AP, “and by noon, (it will) be pretty much back on track.”

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Computer Glitch Halts United Flights [US News & World Report]
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