https://www.the-sun.com/news/7105450/flights-grounded-delayed-faa-system-failure/

HUNDREDS of flights have been grounded and delayed across the US following a computer glitch.

Officials at the Federal Aviation Administration first reported a system failure overnight on Tuesday and have slowly begun normal air traffic operations as of Wednesday morning.

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A traveler at St Louis International Airport told The U.S. Sun her flight to Phoenix was delayed three hoursCredit: Cindy Harrison
A message board shows departures at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia

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A message board shows departures at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, VirginiaCredit: AP
The computer glitch comes weeks after holiday travelers were stranded when Southwest Airlines halted hundreds of flights nationwide

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The computer glitch comes weeks after holiday travelers were stranded when Southwest Airlines halted hundreds of flights nationwideCredit: Reuters
The FAA initially urged airlines to ground domestic departures following the system glitch

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The FAA initially urged airlines to ground domestic departures following the system glitchCredit: Reuters

At least 3,704 delays have been reported within, into, or out of the US today, according to Flight Aware.

And, more than 500 flights have been axed.

FAA officials initially urged airlines to pause domestic departures until 9am ET – a banned that has since been lifted.

“Normal air traffic operations are resuming gradually across the United States following an overnight outage to the FAA’s Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system that provides safety information to flight crews,” the FAA told The U.S. Sun.

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“The ground stop has been lifted. The agency continues to look into the cause of the initial problem.”

Frustrated passengers have taken to social media to say they’re sitting on the tarmac for hours on full planes at Los Angeles Airport.

Dozens of flights at the airport have been delayed, including passengers on an international flight to Tokyo.

Officials at LAX have urged travelers to check their flight status before heading to the airport.

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Flights are reportedly delayed leaving airports such as Tampa, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, and Honolulu.

And, travelers are facing delays at Ronald Reagan Washington airport in Arlington, Virginia, and Jacksonville airport in Florida.

Passengers are reportedly facing three-hour delays at Boston Logan airport in Massachusetts. =

Cindy Harrison, who planned to travel from St Louis to Phoenix, told The U.S. Sun that the airport is “starting to get crowded.”

She revealed that some passengers were sleeping where they were waiting.

Cindy was due to leave St. Louis at 5:40am, but her flight has been pushed back to 8:30am at the earliest.

Several early morning flights from New York‘s JFK to Charlotte, LA, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, and Phoenix, Arizona, have all been temporarily grounded, according to the airport.

All flights departing and landing at Austin’s Bergstrom airport have been delayed, according to KXAN.

The system outage has also affected international flights.

One traveler at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport has tweeted that no flights are heading to America.

And, a flight heading to Dallas from Madrid has been delayed.

It’s thought there is a problem with the NOTAM system – a tool that’s used to warn pilots about potential hazards on a flight.

One passenger tweeted that their United Airlines pilot explained the outage meant that he could not check his flight plans.

The chaos comes weeks after millions of Americans saw their travel plans upended during the holidays.

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Thousands of Southwest Airlines flights were axed, leaving travelers stranded.

The delays and cancelations came as millions on the East Coast were pummeled by a bomb cyclone that brought polar temperatures and dozens of inches of snow.

Dozens of planes have been grounded at Orlando International airport

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Dozens of planes have been grounded at Orlando International airportCredit: flightradar24
Hundreds of stranded passengers experienced hour-long delays at the Orlando International Airport

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Hundreds of stranded passengers experienced hour-long delays at the Orlando International AirportCredit: Reuters
Delays have been reported at New York's JFK and New Jersey's Newark airports

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Delays have been reported at New York’s JFK and New Jersey’s Newark airportsCredit: flightradar24
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