‘Connectivity Issues’ Ground All American Airlines Flights at Three Airports

(Los Angeles Times/TNS) -

All American Airlines flights headed to and from Chicago’s O’Hare International, Dallas Fort-Worth International and Miami International airports were grounded for nearly two hours because of technical problems, the airline announced Thursday morning.

The airline, the world’s largest since it merged with US Airways, said the problem that grounded flights involved “connectivity issues,” but did not elaborate further. It was not clear how many flights were involved.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to get our customers on their way as soon as possible,” said American Airlines spokesman Casey Norton.

Computer glitches caused similar problems at American two years ago and with United Airlines over the last few months.

Experts say such glitches are more common as airlines increase their reliance on internet-based technology, such as online booking sites, airport kiosks and smartphone updates.