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United flights grounded due to computer problems

United Airlines jets are parked on the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport. The Chicago-based airline grounded all of its flights on Wednesday as it dealt with computer issues. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
United Airlines jets are parked on the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport. The Chicago-based airline grounded all of its flights on Wednesday as it dealt with computer issues. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) AP

United Airlines has grounded all of its flights on Wednesday morning as it dealt with computer issues.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration alert, the Chicago-based carrier asked for the grounding due to “automation issues.”

United confirmed the computer problems in a Tweet sent on Wednesday morning.

The airline has had several computer problems that have caused thousands of flight delays as it integrated United and Continental Airlines computer reservation and flight systems after the carriers’ merger in 2010.

United operates about 35 daily flights at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and no longer serves Dallas Love Field so the impact to North Texas travelers will likely be minimal.

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