A computer glitch interrupted flights of several major airlines early on Monday morning, causing delays at airports in Chicago, New York, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Detroit and Washington, D.C., according to the .
The issue came from a third-party company called Aerodata, which tracks the weight and balance of planes. Aerodata's unknown computer issue has been resolved, but the impact of delays could last well into Monday. 55 incoming flights to Denver International Airport alone on Monday morning. Other affected airlines include Delta, JetBlue, and American, in addition to several regional carriers.
Southwest instituted a grounding of all flights on Monday morning, but lifted the order around 40 minutes later. "Scattered flight delays are anticipated and customers should check for the latest updates on specific flights,” a spokesperson for the airline .
There could be several delays stretching into the afternoon on various airlines. United Airlines said in a statement to the that 150 of its flights were impacted, while 100 flights were either cancelled or delayed across the Washington D.C. and Baltimore metro areas. Despite the multiple delays, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) called the situation "minimal" in a statement to the Post.