July 08, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has confirmed that all United Airlines flights will resume in the United States after they were grounded on Wednesday due to a computer issue.
Travelers should still expect delays.
Mary Flannery, a spokeswoman with the Philadelphia International Airport, said Wednesday morning there were 18 United flights that were delayed. She said the 18 included both departures and arrivals.
Some efforts were being done to assist those who were affected.
“The airport is providing refreshments to the United passengers,” Flannery said.
United Airlines is having reservation system problems that is precluding them from operating any flights right now. Thanks for your patience— PHLAirport (@PHLAirport) July 8, 2015
If you are traveling on @united today, we recommend you check your flight status as the airline is currently not operating flights right now— PHLAirport (@PHLAirport) July 8, 2015
According to CBSNews, this is the second time in two months that United flights have been delayed because of computer glitches.
United Airlines said the company was working to resolve the issue.
We experienced a network connectivity issue. We are working to resolve and apologize for any inconvenience.— United (@united) July 8, 2015
Meanwhile, passengers expressed their frustration on social media.
If you listen closely....u can hear my boss swearing at a United Airlines worker all the way from O'Hare.— Andrew Zimmerman (@BassmanZim) July 8, 2015
#UnitedAirlines Cpt. on FLT 1698 advised passengers will know when system is up as we will hear bags being thrown on plane. NOT my bike bag!— Tony Berg (@NiceTri_OldGuy) July 8, 2015