Computer glitch slows U.S. air travel

A computer glitch causes flight delays and cancellations Thursday morning, but the FAA says that its main flight processing system is now back up and running.

The Federal Aviation Administration says a glitch in its computer system that caused widespread flight cancellations and delays nationwide Thursday has been fixed.

The FAA confirmed to CBS News that its main flight processing system is now back up and running, CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes reports.

The problem was with the FAA's system that collects airlines' flight plans. It was the second time in 15 months that a glitch in the flight plan system caused delays.

The agency still requires some time to reboot its residual systems, but FAA officials told Cordes that flights should get back to normal fairly quickly.

Read more of "Computer Glitch Slows U.S. Air Travel" at CBSNews.com.

 

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