United Airlines flights were grounded after computer glitch

Around 3,500 United Airlines flights were grounded across the globe Wednesday thanks to a reported computer glitch.

Due to the computer problem United was unable to scan or print boarding passes.

“We experienced a network connectivity issue this morning,” United confirmed in a statement after 9 a.m. “We are working to resolve this and apologize to our customers for any inconvenience.”

The freeze on flights lasted more than an hour and even after the issue was resolved, a ripple effect of delays still affected the 235 airports across the U.S. serviced by United.

United offered compensation to those affected by the groundings.

“We will have a waiver available at united.com for customers who are able to change their flight plans,” United said in a statement.”

The state-run news service of North Korea sent a tweet claiming responsibility for the havoc experienced by United.

However, the White House released a statement saying that no malicious actor was behind the groundings that affected United.

[NBC][Reuters][The Guardian]


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