United Airlines flying again after computer glitch grounds flights nationwide
SAN DIEGO – United Airlines grounded all flights nationwide Wednesday morning for more than an hour because of a technical glitch in the airlines’ computer system, causing nationwide delays.
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for United Flights all across the United States at 5:26 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Times. More than 3,500 flights were reportedly affected across the country and lines were severely backed up at airports across the country, including at San Diego International Airport.
All regional partners of United Airlines resumed regular operations after the FAA lifted the ground stop order at 6:47 a.m., according to the Times.
The problems were the latest malfunction for United since it switched to the computer systems used by merger partner Continental Airlines, according to the Times.