United Airlines flights no longer grounded after computer glitch

Passengers check-in for flights with United Airlines at Chicago O'Hare Airport in this June 2, 2015 file photo. (COURTESY: CNN)

(KRON)—United Airlines has lifted a ground stop after flights were grounded nationwide because of a computer system issue, according to the airline.

“We have issued a ground stop for all domestic mainline flights due to an IT issue,” United Airlines spokeswoman Maddy King said in a statement. “We are working as quickly as possible to resolve this issue and get our customers to their final destinations. We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers.”

International, Hawaii and Alaska flights were not affected. Delays are still expected because of the computer glitch.

Other airlines have also had computer problems.

United flights were delayed in October because of computer issues. The airline said it was having a problem with its weight reporting system that was later fixed.

British Airways had a computer glitch in September that also caused delays and lines at airports in Europe and the United States.

Delta was forced to cancel 2,000 flights because of a system failure back in August. This came after an incident that caused 1,000 flight cancellations.




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