All United Flights Worldwide Were Grounded Today


Thanks to an “automation” glitch early on Wednesday morning, United Airlines was forced to ground every single one of its flights. Worldwide. For a whole hour.

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The massive error, which was lifted around 9:50 a.m., sparked long lines and confusion at airports. Though flights have finally begun to slowly take off, the system-wide grounding will undoubtedly throw a wrench into travelers’ plans today.

“We experienced a network connectivity issue this morning,” United said in a statement. “We are working to resolve this and apologize to our customers for any inconvenience.”

The system-wide notice, which follows June’s worldwide grounding, continues United’s reputation as one of the world’s worst airlines. So, business as usual!

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