Southwest, Delta, United airlines report glitch Monday causing delays


AUSTIN (KXAN/AP) — Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and others reported a system-wide outage that caused flight delays around the country Monday morning. 

The airlines told customers on Twitter that a company that works with multiple airlines experienced issues and several regional carriers were affected.

An Austin-Bergstrom International Airport spokesperson told KXAN they were notified of that an aerial data system glitch at about 6:14 a.m. but the system was back up and running by 6:26 a.m. Airport officials say most flights should be up and running as normal. Southwest Airlines said it lifted an internal ground stop at about 6:05 a.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration said several airlines were dealing with the computer issue and recommend that people contact their airlines directly for flight information and updates. 

A Twitter user said they were stuck on a JetBlue flight at the Austin airport due to the glitch. 

Another Twitter user said people at the Austin airport were ”sitting around after the glitch. 

Southwest Airlines anticipates scattered delays. You can check the status of your flight from Austin airport here

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