American Airlines Flights Grounded More Than 520 Flights Canceled

American Airlines Flights Grounded

All American Airlines Flights Grounded

A computer failure has forced American Airlines to ground all flights Tuesday.  The airline asked the FAA to allow them to cancel all flights until 5 p.m. Eastern time.

More than 520 flights on American and regional affiliate American Eagle had been canceled as of 3:15 p.m. ET, according to flight-tracking service FlightStats.

Some passengers are stuck on aircraft, and others cannot make reservations.  The social media has been flooded with angry complaints.

American, the nation’s 3rd largest carrier, released the following statement:

“American’s reservation system is experiencing intermittent outages,” AA spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said in a 1:50 p.m. ET e-mail to Today in the Sky. “We’re working to resolve the issue as quickly as we can. We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience.”

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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