Several airlines experiencing flight delays nationwide after early morning computer glitch

Monday morning, flights all across the country were grounded or delayed due to a computer glitch.

Our CBS affiliate in New York City reported Southwest, United, JetBlue, Alaska, and Delta were affected by the outage, with Southwest temporarily stopping all flights nationwide.

Southwest told passengers on Twitter they were working through some tech issues and will get passengers on the way as soon as they can.

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

A reporter from our sister station in New York City tweeted a statement from Southwest, confirming their flights resumed around 6:05 a.m.

Around 7:30 a.m., the FAA tweeted confirmation the problem was resolved.

Some passengers took to Twitter to express their frustration.

One passenger tweeted, “Are there any better words to hear at an airport than ‘nationwide, all flights are grounded’??”

Another asked Southwest if the airline was playing an April Fools joke on passengers.

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