American Airlines still recovering after computer glitch grounds flights
American Airlines has resumed flying after a major computer glitch on Tuesday.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
(KTNV) -- Airports across the country are still trying to get back to normal after a computer glitch at American Airlines caused huge problems on Tuesday.
At last check, three delayed flights arrived at McCarran International Airport overnight, several hours late.
Two others are supposed to arrive in the next few hours. In addition, one is scheduled to take off later this morning -- about an hour late -- and another flight out of Las Vegas has been canceled.
American Airlines hopes to get all of its planes off the ground today but admits that it still won't be flying at full speed.
The airline said it fixed a problem with its computer network that tens of thousands of passengers stranded across the country yesterday but there is still a backlog after the airline was forced to ground all of its flights.
Nearly 1,000 flights were canceled because of the computer glitch and hundreds more were delayed.
It is a huge embarrassment to the nation's third largest airline which is preparing to merge with US Airways to become the world's biggest air carrier.
American offered to book passengers on other airlines. They will also be giving refunds to stranded passengers.