US flights delayed and cancelled due to major computer glitch sparking travel chaos (Image: Getty Images)
Flights in the US were thrown into chaos on Monday morning due to a major computer glitch. Hundreds of flights were delayed and tens cancelled as Southwest, Delta, United, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines were impacted by the outage. The issue stems from a computer program called AeroData, which is used to calculate the weight and balance of flights before takeoff to determine flight plans and make fuel calculations, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). "Mainline operations and regional operations are impacted to varying degrees,” the FAA said in a statement.
US flights delayed and cancelled due to major computer glitch sparking travel chaos
More than 879 flights were delayed and 43 cancelled, according to Flight Aware’s Misery Map.
The FAA has now said the situation has been resolved - but the above airlines are all experiencing residual delays.
Airports in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Washington, DC, Dallas, Charlotte, Atlanta and Miami were particularly affected.Southwest Airlines
Southwest - which delayed nearly 500 flights - tweeted today: "It's affecting our flights system-wide, and we're working to see if it's affecting any other carriers this morning as well.
“In the meantime, once more information has been made available our Agents at the airport will be