Ground stop lifted, United Airlines flights set to resume

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United Airlines planes appear on the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Newark, N.J. Almost 49 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more for the holiday, the most since 2007, according to AAA. Most of them will drive, helped by relatively low gas prices and an improving […]

NEW YORK, N.Y. (WPRI) — United Airlines says domestic flights are on the move again after being grounded Sunday because of a computer problem.

Company spokeswoman Maddie King says the “IT issue” that initially caused the ground stop has been resolved and flights are resuming, but customers may experience additional delays. International flights were never affected.

It was not immediately clear how many flights were affected. The ground stop lasted about 2 1/2 hours.

Chicago-based United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents.

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