American Airlines cancels 720 flights

FAA: no evidence computer systems were hacked

After being forced to ground hundreds of flights in the US, American Airlines now says its computer systems are back to normal. Its computer problem lasted several hours. The Federal Aviation Administration commented that it had no evidence the airline’s computer systems had been hacked or that it was related to the bombings in Boston.
“Flights have resumed, but we expect cancellations and delays throughout the remainder of the day,” the carrier said in a statement yesterday afternoon.
According to the flight tracking service FlightAware, American Airlines cancelled 720 flights, including 400 at Dallas/Fort Worth and 200 at Chicago, two of its major hub cities. Los Angeles, New York’s John F Kennedy and Miami airports also experienced significant delays.
[pictured: American Airlines’ new livery; image courtesy American Airlines]


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