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This May Not Be a Great Day to Fly

Tech glitch hits major airlines early, though it's now resolved
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2019 8:31 AM CDT
In this file photo, a Southwest Airlines jet moves on the runway as a person eats at a terminal restaurant at LaGuardia Airport in New York.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

(Newser) – Anyone trying to fly early Monday may have run into delays thanks to a tech glitch that affected major airlines. The glitch is now fixed, but the effects could ripple into flights through the day, reports USA Today. Airlines including Southwest, United, American, Delta, and JetBlue had to temporarily ground planes because of a problem with a software program called AeroData, which calculates the weight and balance of flights, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Southwest, for example, ordered a halt to flights that lasted 40 minutes, until 7:05am. No airlines announced any cancellations. (Read more air travel stories.)

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