American Airlines grounds entire fleet over glitch

American Airlines grounded their entire fleet. Picture: Getty
American Airlines grounded their entire fleet. Picture: Getty
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Thousands of travelers stranded after American Airlines were forced to ground their entire fleet due to a computer glitch.

Frustrated passengers were left waiting for news as the airline halted all take-offs yesterday, blaming a problem with their reservation system, which tracks passengers and bags.

It also allows the company to calculate how much fuel a plane needs, as well as how to properly balance planes during flight with passenger seatign arrangements.

While the problem was eventually resolved, the impact of the resulting delays and backlogs are still being felt, with some travellers facing disruption.