United Airlines resumes flights after a morning computer glitch halts flights for third time this year
There’s still no count on how many total flights were delayed this morning.
United Continental Holdings Inc. temporarily grounded some flights today after a computer failure, the third such network disruption this year at the world’s largest airline.
Service was returning to normal as of 11 a.m. New York time after interruptions to Chicago-based United’s main jet operations, Rahsaan Johnson, a spokesman, said in an e-mail. Regional flights weren’t affected, said Johnson, who didn’t have a tally yet of how many trips were affected.
Today’s failure followed a computer malfunction that delayed 580 flights in August, when backup systems couldn’t prevent the shutdown of automated check-ins at airports and on the airline’s website. In March, computer issues affected airport check-in kiosks and information on United’s website.
United, created in the merger of UAL Corp.’s United Airlines and Continental Airlines Inc., and its regional partners operate more than 5,600 flights a day. It has hubs in Newark, New Jersey; Houston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington and Cleveland.
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