Flights were grounded through 5 p.m. Tuesday due to system failures. (photo by Simon Sees/flickr)
By The Associated Press
BLOOMINGTON - American Airlines is having computer problems that are causing widespread delays.
Some passengers are stuck on planes while others can't make reservations. Passengers are using social media to flood the airline with complaints.
American Airlines spokesman Kent Powell said Monday that the airline is trying to resolve the issues as quickly as it can. Flights at Central Illinois Regional Airport, Chicago O'Hare, and other airports nationwide are being held by the Federal Aviation Administration "due to airline automation."
On Twitter, American is sending out apologies but not offering customers much information about when the problem will be fixed.
As of midday, American had canceled seven flights and was experiencing delays on more than 50 others, according to the flight-tracking service FlightStats.
The airline grounded flights through 5 p.m. on Tuesday.