Computer Glitch: American Airlines Grounds All Flights Through 5 P.M. ET

Source: Ben Mutzabaugh / USA Today

American Airlines has grounded all of its flights through 5 p.m. ET because of a computer glitch.

More than 520 flights on American and regional affiliate American Eagle had been canceled as of 3:15 p.m. ET, according to flight-tracking service FlightStats.

It was unclear if flights would be able to resume at 5 p.m.

“At this time, we are holding all flights on the ground until later this afternoon, when we will provide another update,” American spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said in a 3:30 p.m. ET e-mail to Today in the Sky. “We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as we can, and we apologize to our customers for this inconvenience.”

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