Computer glitch temporarily grounds all United Airlines flights in U.S.
United Airlines temporarily grounded all flights in the U.S. Wednesday morning due to computer problems.
In Pittsburgh, the carrier had 15 departures and 16 arrivals scheduled from 9 a.m. through 8 p.m.
Around 9 a.m. United Airlines had grounded all mainline operations due to a computer glitch in the system, said a spokesperson for Pittsburgh International Airport. Around 10 a.m., the FAA order was lifted.
United said in a statement that it was working to resolve the problems, which are related to “network connectivity.”
“We are recovering from a network connectivity issue this morning and restoring regular flight operations,” the statement said. “We will have a waiver available at united.com for customers who are able to change their flight plans.”
It is the second time in two months that the Chicago carrier has been hit by major technical issues.
United had a temporary halt to all takeoffs in the U.S. on June 2 because of what the airline said were computer automation issues.
The Associated Press contributed. Melissa Daniels is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-8511 or email@example.com.