American Airlines Flights Grounded Due to Computer Issues

By Paul Riegler on 17 September 2015
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American planes at the gate in Hawaii

American planes at the gate in Hawaii

American Airlines flights ground to a halt Thursday amidst computer issues, both the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration reported.

Flights in and out of Dallas-Fort Worth International, Miami International, and Chicago O’Hare International airports were impacted.  The FAA said that flights “will not be allowed to depart until or after 11:30 am PDT.”

“We’re working to resolve technical issues and apologize for the inconvenience,” the airline repeatedly said on Twitter.

“What’s going on with the computer system at DFW? How soon until it’s back up? Important flight that I’m now delayed for,” asked one Twitter user, Jared C. Frank, at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

Another passenger, Brian, reported via Twitter  that passengers were unable to board: “What’s up with the computer systems – airport saying they are down and we can’t board!”

The airline was unable to say when the problem would be resolved or when flights might resume.

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