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Delta's domestic flights were grounded for hours due to 'automation issues'

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I want to apologize to all of our customers who have been impacted by this frustrating situation. This type of disruption is not acceptable.
Ed Bastian, Delta CEO

Delta Airlines grounded its domestic flights Sunday night because of "automation issues," according to an advisory from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Flights resumed after about 2.5 hours, Bloomberg reports.

The Atlanta-based airline is responding to customer complaints on Twitter by saying it is experiencing technical issues and is "working hard to get them fixed quickly to minimize the impact to our customers."

According to the FAA, international flights are not included in the grounding. 

Last week, United Airlines grounded all of its domestic flights for an hour because of a computer glitch. 


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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