Thursday, July 02, 2009

United Departures Snarled at O'Hare by Computer Problem

Just as the July 4 holiday travel weekend looms, United Airlines passengers are jammed up at Chicago O'Hare by a computer glitch, source unknown.

[UPDATE: Here's a way better story from the Chicago Tribune Web site.]

The problem is affecting departing United mainline and regional-partner flights. By mid-morning, United mainline flights were departing a mere 15 percent on time, and United Express regional carrier partners were dragging along at about the same rate, according to data from, which will update throughout the day.

Let's hope this isn't a sign of months to come for air travelers.


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