Flight Delays

Thousands of travelers on some of the largest U.S. airlines endured long waits Monday morning, as their flights were delayed owing to a contractor’s computer outage. The technical problem forced Southwest Airlines, which had some of the biggest issues, to shut down all U.S. flights for about 40 minutes Monday.

“As of 9 a.m. Eastern Time, more than 600 Southwest flights today had been delayed,” NPR’s David Schaper reports. “United says about 150 flights with its regional carriers were affected; American and Delta also say a couple of dozen flights on its regional carriers were affected.”

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