American Airlines flights grounded nationwide today because of ‘technical issues’

Posted on September 17, 2015


by Bradley Matthews, editing by Alex JS

American Airlines flights across the U.S. were grounded Thursday because of — what else — computer problems. The worst hit airports were Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago O’Hare and Miami.

On Twitter, the airline responded to customer complaints by saying it was working to resolve “technical issues.”

The FAA said the airline had requested a ground stop for all its traffic in and out of the three airports, citing “computer issues.”

Lines had already started to form at Chicago O’Hare, which travelers were quick to highlight on Twitter and Instagram.

“Technical issues” have grounded several airlines in recent months. In July, United said that a router was responsible for a disruption that delayed more than 800 flights and canceled 60.

There is no word yet on when the issues will be fixed.

Traveling with American today? Be sure to check with the airline or airport about any delays before heading to the airport.