The Federal Aviation Administration says a computer glitch temporarily grounded all United Airlines flights in the U.S.. Linda So reports.
Long lines and frustrated passengers. This is the scene that played out at airports across the U.S. after a computer glitch temporarily grounded United Airlines flights nationwide Wednesday morning. SOUNDBITE: UNITED AIRLINES PASSENGER WALTER BAEHREND, SAYING: "We tried to check-in on the computer, but then it told us to go to a United agent because we're trying to go to Costa Rica, and they send us over here, and then this tells us to go back to the computer check-in so we're just running around here in circles." The airline blamed it on a network connectivity glitch. At Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, passengers rushed to catch their flights after waiting for hours in long lines. SOUNDBITE: UNITED AIRLINES PASSENGER CAROLYN KERR, SAYING: 10:14:02 "We have a wedding to go to in Edmonton, so it's a little stressful." SOUNDBITE: UNITED AIRLINES PASSENGER IRATTA LACEY, SAYING: 10:09:17 "I'm on my way to New Orleans, my daughter's waiting for me to baby-sit. She's got a business trip tomorrow, so this is definitely impacting me." This latest problem comes less than a week after United flights were grounded due to automation issues.