Your American Airlines flight is definitely not taking off on time. The airline is facing some major computer troubles which have forced it to ground all flights. AA requested the Federal Aviation Administration to ground all of its aircraft. The airline says that its flights are likely to remain grounded until 5:00pm E.T. The computer troubles don’t end here, they have also affected regional American Eagle flights.
According to the statement on American Airline’s website, their network system is experiencing intermittent outages which is why they are currently in system wide ground delay. AA ensures that they are working to resolve this issue as quickly as they can. As of now it is estimated that American Airlines has cancelled 389 flights and American Eagle 291. This situation could lead to further delays as pilots will have to move their planes from gates in order to make room for scheduled flights. AA says that due to the network outage it is unable to modify today’s reservations, however they’ll offer refunds or update travel at no extra cost to passengers when they’re able to do so.
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