SFO: United Computer Glitch Halting Flights

A shutdown of the airline's computer system could cause backup of arriving and departing flights.

A shutdown of United Airlines' computerized reservation system this afternoon has halted the airline's flights at San Francisco International Airport, stranding passengers and planes.

"We have a lobby full of people who can't get checked in," airport spokesman Mike McCarron said. "We have planes at the gate and planes coming that we don't have gates for."

McCarron said a prolonged delay in United planes leaving the airport could create a major backup of arriving and departing flights. He said the airport would experience problems if the delay were to last more than two hours.

"We just have concerns about getting people on the planes so that planes going out get out, and planes coming in get in," McCarron said.

--Bay City News


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