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Several airlines experience technical issues impacting flights

FAA says Southwest, United, JetBlue, Alaska, Delta impacted

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Several airlines experienced system-wide computer outages impacting flights nationwide, including in South Florida.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, five airlines were experiencing issues Monday morning with a program called Aerodata.

"Mainline operations and regional operations are impacted to varying degrees," the FAA statement said.

Impacted airlines included Southwest, United, JetBlue, Alaska and Delta.

Delta and Southwest acknowledged on Twitter they were experiencing issues, replying to frustrated travelers.

Greg Meyer, a spokesman for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, said about 55 flights were delayed as a result of the issues.

"I'm actually traveling with my family, who's going to Indianapolis, and their flight's delayed a lot longer than mine," Kylie McLenithan, who was visiting from Chicago, told Local 10 News.

Greg Chin, a spokesman for Miami International Airport, said no flights there were affected.

The FAA encouraged all travelers to check with their airlines for the latest flight information.

"I'm just rolling with it," McLenithan said.


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