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DALLAS (KMOX) – American Airlines flights across the country are grounded this afternoon because of computer problems.

American asked the Federal Aviation Administration to halt its flights until 4 p.m. CT. Flights on regional affiliate American Eagle heading to Dallas, Chicago or New York’s LaGuardia Airport have been stopped until 2:30 p.m. CT.

American Airlines ‏(@AmericanAir) announced the news in a tweet shortly after 1:30 p.m.

American Airlines spokesman Kent Powell said that the airline is trying to resolve the issues as quickly as it can.

Several passengers are stuck on planes while others can’t make reservations.

On Twitter, American is sending out apologies but not offering customers much information about when the problem will be fixed.
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