Thanks to an “automation” glitch early on Wednesday morning, United Airlines was forced to ground every single one of its flights. Worldwide. For a whole hour.
The massive error, which was lifted around 9:50 a.m., sparked long lines and confusion at airports. Though flights have finally begun to slowly take off, the system-wide grounding will undoubtedly throw a wrench into travelers’ plans today.
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“We experienced a network connectivity issue this morning,” United said in a statement. “We are working to resolve this and apologize to our customers for any inconvenience.”