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Several Major US Airlines Experience Significant Delays After A Computer Glitch Causes Flight Disruptions Nationwide

As per the Federal Aviation Administration because of an issue called AeroData, used to ascertain the weight and balance of flights before departure the Southwest, Delta, United, JetBlue and The Alaska Airlines were compelled to ground or delay.

The glitch prompted nearly 3,400 flight delays by midday Monday at airports in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Washington, DC, Dallas, Charlotte, Atlanta and Miami, according to FlightAware's MiseryMap.

In any case, the number of delays brought about by the AeroData issue, are still unclear.

More than 3,400 flights had been delayed nationwide as of midday Monday, including a large percentage of flights at airports in New York City, Boston, Chicago and Washington, DC. FlightAware's MiseryMap delay tracker is seen above

American Airlines revealed that a couple of its provincial bearers - which incorporate     Air Inc., Piedmont Airlines Inc., PSA Airlines Inc., Compass, Mesa, Republic and SkyWest-had been influenced, however it is indistinct which.

American said in a statement, 'AeroData is currently experiencing a technical issue that is impacting multiple carriers, including a few of our regional carrier and is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible; we apologize to our customers for the inconvenience caused.'

While United and Delta reported on Twitter that the blackout incidentally obstructed their capacity to print release paperwork, the passengers took to social media to express their dissatisfaction and frustration, with a couple of addressing and questioning whether or not the delays were a some addled April Fools joke.

The FAA nonetheless recommends the travellers to contact their respective airlines directly for any further updates.