Last updated: 10:40 PM ET, Thu September 17 2015

American Working To Get Back In The Air

Airlines & Airports | American Airlines | Rich Thomaselli | September 17, 2015

American Working To Get Back In The Air

American Airlines has restored its computer problems, which it described as "connectivity issues," and is working to get its customers back in the air this afternoon after some 300 flights were canceled or delayed, mostly out of its hubs in Chicago, Dallas and Miami.

The Federal Aviation Administration said this afternoon that American Airlines flights nationwide were grounded due to what it appeared to be a computer issue.

Travelers across the country, especially at American hubs in Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and Miami, took to social media to report that they were unable to check in for their respective flights.

The FAA said the stoppages would be in effect until at least 2:30 p.m. ET. It was almost right on the money. The grounding began at 12:41 p.m. ET and was lifted at 2:42 p.m.

American has told several media outlets that it does not know how long it will take to solve the issue, nor does it know what caused the issue.

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