United Airlines resumes flights following nationwide ground stopSep 06, 2023
stopUnited Airlines has returned to operations after
flights, now the FAA says the move was due to a computer problem and that all airports and facilities were affected. Sam Sweeney joins us now with more Sam, what do we know? about what exactly happened, well, United Airlines is not saying exactly what happened, but the FAA, in a very rare move, received a request from United Airlines to transport all operations due to some type of equipment outage and this It quickly had ripple effects across the country. I immediately saw on Flight Radar 24 the planes lined up at hubs like San Francisco and Dulles, but things started moving in the last few minutes.
United canceled that
groundstop. We don't know exactly what happened, but I can tell you that around 215 or so, a flight representing about eight percent of the day's total
flightshas been delayed, which could cause domino effects as we move through the hours of the day. late and of course this occurs on a very busy travel day after Labor Day. Well, what's your advice then? People who just found out about this, do they try to get on the phone and call? Do they go ahead and head to the airport? people could be waiting a while, yes, and the best advice when it comes to any type of airline cancellation or delay is to go immediately to the app, which is where you will get all your options, so that if there is a later flight that you can hop on, you can move quickly between flights or, you know, look at your options right there in the app.
You don't have to wait for customer service agents who will likely be backed up, and if you wait any longer, the few available seats that are still available will be taken by people moving. the app, so download your Airlines app and you can make all the changes you need as quickly as possible. Excellent Sam, thank you very much. Hello everyone. George Stephanopoulos. Thank you for visiting the ABC News YouTube channel if you would like to see more videos. For highlights and live event coverage, click right here to subscribe to our channel and don't forget to download the 8 ABC News app to receive breaking news alerts.
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