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United Airlines flights resume after computer glitch

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 01:02

The Federal Aviation Administration says a computer glitch temporarily grounded all United Airlines flights in the U.S.. Linda So reports.

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Long lines and frustrated passengers. This is the scene that played out at airports across the U.S. after a computer glitch temporarily grounded United Airlines flights nationwide Wednesday morning. SOUNDBITE: UNITED AIRLINES PASSENGER WALTER BAEHREND, SAYING: "We tried to check-in on the computer, but then it told us to go to a United agent because we're trying to go to Costa Rica, and they send us over here, and then this tells us to go back to the computer check-in so we're just running around here in circles." The airline blamed it on a network connectivity glitch. At Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, passengers rushed to catch their flights after waiting for hours in long lines. SOUNDBITE: UNITED AIRLINES PASSENGER CAROLYN KERR, SAYING: 10:14:02 "We have a wedding to go to in Edmonton, so it's a little stressful." SOUNDBITE: UNITED AIRLINES PASSENGER IRATTA LACEY, SAYING: 10:09:17 "I'm on my way to New Orleans, my daughter's waiting for me to baby-sit. She's got a business trip tomorrow, so this is definitely impacting me." This latest problem comes less than a week after United flights were grounded due to automation issues.

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United Airlines flights resume after computer glitch

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 01:02