American Resumes Flights After Computer Glitch
But delays likely to continue
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2013 2:43 PM CDT
Updated Apr 16, 2013 4:50 PM CDT
Passengers gather at the American Airlines check-in for flights at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

(Newser) – American Airlines is flying once again after a massive computer glitch grounded all flights nationwide for about four hours this afternoon, reports the Wall Street Journal. The airline had to cancel or delay more than 1,300 flights starting about 1pm Eastern because it couldn't access its reservations system, which controls pretty much every aspect of its flight operations. Despite the all-clear to fly again, American passengers can expect delays and logjams through the night and probably into tomorrow. The airline is offering updates and apologies via Twitter. No word yet on what caused the tech trouble.

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finkster
Apr 16, 2013 5:33 PM CDT
Where American Airlines, doing what we do best.....
TonyVentana
Apr 16, 2013 4:57 PM CDT
American Airlines: worst run airline in America and worst employee attitude problem in America.
metalkiwis
Apr 16, 2013 4:17 PM CDT
Man, this has the paranoid conspiracy theorist in me going crazy.