American Airlines Grounded Flights Tuesday Afternooon
American Airlines grounded all of its flights Tuesday afternoon for several hours.
The groundings are a result of a problem with the airline’s reservation system.
The problem was fixed around 3:30 pm.
“American’s reservation system is experiencing intermittent outages,” AA spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said.
UPDATE: We are now in a system-wide ground delay until 4:00pm CT as we work to resolve this issue. We apologize for any inconvenience.—
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Earlier, the airline reported a problem with its reservation and booking tool, noting the network was experiencing “intermittent outages.”
American estimates it flies about 275,000 passengers a day and receives more than 239,000 reservations calls.