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.— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) April 16, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded all American Airlines flights until at least 5pm today, citing computer problems that have taken their reservations system down. We will update this story as it unfolds. This cannot be pleasant for those stuck in planes right now.
At American Airlines request, FAA put ground stop for flights nationwide and American Eagle flights at certain airports: statement #breaking— Reuters U.S. News (@ReutersUS) April 16, 2013
Our systems have been fully restored, however we expect continued delays & cancellations. More details: http://t.co/euRMFjrEha— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) April 16, 2013