United Airlines computer glitch caused delayed flights in California, operation now resuming

By on Jun 18, 2011 in Lifestyle, Travel, United States Comments

United Airlines encountered a computer glitch causing delayed and canceled flights in California airports on Friday, June 17, 2011, but operation is now starting to resume.

A stranded United Airline passenger at the Denver
International Airport on Friday, June 17, 2011

Image Credit: Rick Bowmer/AP

According to US news sites on Saturday, thousands of passengers were stranded in different US airports including in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Denver on Friday night.

“The airline experienced a network connectivity issue at about 7:15 p.m. CT which was resolved through troubleshooting procedures and restored at midnight.” United Airlines said on their official website on Saturday.

United Airlines apologizes for the disruption caused to travelers at affected airports and is re-accommodating travelers where necessary.” The statement added, noting that they issued a waiver policy allowing affected customers to cancel or rebook their flights without penalty.

Nevertheless, United Airlines confirmed on their report that they are now in the process of resuming normal operations and is inviting their customers to visit united.com for flights status and for re-booking.

As of this writing, there is no formal announcement as to how many flights were delayed and canceled but Los Angeles International Airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles told reports that they had 32 delayed flights and two flights canceled.

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