Reservation System Snafu Prompts American Airlines To Temporarily Ground All Flights

It could be a tough travel day for American Airlines customers: An outage in its reservations system has prompted American to ground all flights, at least temporarily, until the company can get the dang thing up and running again.

The airline is holding flights on the ground until 5 p.m. ET today, after first advising customers via Twitter around noon that its reservation system was having issues.

It updated that status a few hours later to tell passengers that it was imposing a ground delay on all flights until 5 p.m. ET:

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