American Airlines Resuming Flights After Computer Glitch Grounds Planes

American Airlines Resuming Flights After Computer Glitch Grounds Planes

April 16, 2013 Updated Apr 16, 2013 at 4:14 PM CDT

(NBC News) American Airlines said its reservation system is back online after a nationwide computer glitch prompted the carrier to ground all flights.

According to a report from NBC News:

The airline said flights will resume at 5pm Eastern; however, it expected delays and cancellations to continue throughout the day.

There is "no evidence that today's technical outage is related to the tragic events in Boston," said American Airlines in a statement.

Passengers traveling today already at the airport can rebook on another airline by visiting an American Airlines ticket counter or by going to another ticket counter with their electronic ticket number. The airline said it would honor the fare difference for passengers choosing to still travel today either by rebooking through American Airlines reservations or through another carrier. For those opting not to travel today, full refunds will be issued, or reservation change fees will be waived, the airline said.

 

 

Read the NBC News report HERE.