American Airlines systems fully restored, delays and cancellations still expected
American Airlines systems were fully restored today just before 2 p.m. However, delays and cancellations are still expected throughout the day.
Flights across the country were grounded for almost three hours today because of computer problems.
American asked the Federal Aviation Administration to halt its flights until 5 p.m. EDT. Flights on regional affiliate American Eagle heading to Dallas, Chicago or New York's LaGuardia Airport have been stopped until 3:30 p.m. EDT.
Some passengers were stuck on planes while others weren't able to make reservations.
Passengers were using social media to flood the airline with complaints.
American Airlines spokesman Kent Powell said Tuesday that the airline was trying to resolve the issues as quickly as possible, which they finally did at around 1:50 p.m.
A spokesman for Palm Springs International Airport said passengers should still show up for their flights as planned.
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