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United Airlines resumed operations after a computer outage grounded all domestic flights


UPDATE: Jan. 22 at 9:44 p.m.

United Airlines resumed operations late Sunday night after a computer issue grounded all of its domestic flights. 

"The ground stop has been lifted," the company tweeted. "We’re working to get flights on their way. We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers."

Original Story 

United Airlines grounded all of its domestic flights Sunday night because of a computer outage, a United spokeswoman told CNN

"We are working as quickly as possible to resolve this issue and get our customers to their final destinations," United spokeswoman Maddie King told CNN. "We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers."

International flights were not grounded due to this computer issue. The ground stop for domestic flights was initially scheduled to end at 8 p.m., but then the airline tweeted saying it's "working on a resolution," according to NBC News.

The FAA then reportedly extended the ground stop to 9 p.m. EST. 

Angry passengers quickly expressed their frustration on social media Sunday night. 

United faced a similar situation in October when the company experienced an issue with its weight reporting system. In that instance, passengers were delayed for hours as well. 

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