Computer outage delays flights across nation early Monday

Southwest, Delta reporting system-wide computer outages

Airlines experiencing technical issues, have delays today

Around 6:15 a.m., Southwest tweeted an update saying the issue had been resolved.

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In New Orleans, there were 58 flights delayed Monday at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the majority of which were Southwest flights, according to FlightAware.com, which tracks flights worldwide. "It would be best to check with the individual airlines regarding the status of their flights". Delays were reported Monday at airports in Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, New York, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit and Washington, D.C.

The Federal Aviation Administration said several airlines had problems with a program called Aerodata, which is used to plan weight and balance for flights.

USA airlines were back in operation on Monday after a series of system-wide outages delayed flights and fired-up customer complaints on social media.

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The affected airlines include Southwest Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, JetBlue, and Alaska Airlines.

American Airlines identified the culprit as AeroData "experiencing a technical issue that's impacting multiple carriers".

Southwest Airlines said it issued an internal ground stop that lasted about 40 minutes. American Airlines said some of its regional carries also use AeroData.

Martin said the impact was "minimal" in terms of the number of planes.

Some of the airlines involved were replying to travelers on Twitter with more information about the delays and explaining the cause for the residual delays.

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