United Airline flights resuming after computer problems

Posted at 9:18 AM, Jul 08, 2015

CNN - United Airline flights resumed on Wednesday morning after they were grounded for more than an hour due to a computer problem.
United issued a statement saying it suffered from "a network connectivity issue this morning," and apologizing for to customers for any inconvenience.

The problem caused the FAA to impose what is known as a ground stop at 8:26 a.m. ET, meaning United flights were not allowed to take off. It lifted the stop for feeder airlines that fly under the name United Express about 15 minutes later, but it took until just before 9:47 a.m. for the ground stop to be lifted for United flights.

The computer problem had forced United to hand write tickets for passengers at multiple airports

At Gerald R. Ford International Airport, a spokesperson says as of 9:00am Wednesday, the airport is not affected.  They will be updating the situation as they learn more.