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American Airlines grounds all flights on computer glitch

Martyn Williams | April 17, 2013
American Airlines grounded all its flights across the U.S. on Tuesday after an unidentified computer problem hit its reservation system.

American Airlines grounded all its flights across the U.S. on Tuesday after an unidentified computer problem hit its reservation system.

"We are now in a system-wide ground delay until 4:00pm CT as we work to resolve this issue. We apologize for any inconvenience," the airline said in a message on Twitter.

It had earlier confirmed the problem was with a reservation system, but more details were not immediately available.

The airline first posted that its system was offline shortly after 11 a.m. Central Time (16:00 GMT).


 

 

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