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United Airlines official says passengers flying out of and into BTR may see delays

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

All United Airlines flights were grounded for a short time Wednesday morning due to a computer glitch, which did not affect any early flights at Baton Rouge Metro Airport, but one official said some delays could happen later in the day.

Brian Anderson, the general manager for United Airlines Baton Rouge, said there were more than 400 delays nationwide following the computer system crash, which may result in some flights into and out of Baton Rouge being held up.

"Be patient today," Anderson said. "We do have sporadic outages in some of the reservations. They are currently up and running but as the day goes on-there may be additional delays and outages in the system."

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The FAA canceled the ground stop for all United Airlines at all airports and facilities. The airline announced Tuesday morning all of its flights nationwide were grounded after the company’s computer system crashed.

Anderson said he noticed the computer outage just after 6:30 a.m. He added workers had to check-in passengers by handwriting bag tags and boarding passes.

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