United Airlines Back Online After Computer Glitch Grounds All Domestic Flights

United Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport on January 23, 2014 in San Francisco, California
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Due to a computer glitch, all United Airlines domestic flights were grounded for over two hours on Sunday night, leading to thousands of unhappy travellers taking to social media to express their anger.

NBC reports that all of United Airlines domestic flights were unable to take off for over two hours, a delay that the Federal Aviation Administration said was the result of a computer glitch. All international flights were cleared for takeoff but those travelling within the US were subject to long delays as computer systems were rebooted.

It wasn’t long before posts began appearing on social media criticizing United Airlines for the long delays:

Speaking to CNN, United Airlines spokeswoman Maddie King stated, “We have issued a ground stop for all domestic mainline flights due to an IT issue. We are working as quickly as possible to resolve this issue and get our customers to their final destinations. We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers.”

United Airlines tweeted a few hours later that the grounding had been lifted and all domestic flights would continue as normal.

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