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‘Computer issue’ grounds Southwest Airlines in US: regulator

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New York (AFP) – US carrier Southwest Airlines grounded its flights on Tuesday due to a problem with its reservation system, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said. “The FAA issued a temporary nationwide ground stop at the request of Southwest Airlines while the company resolved a reservation computer issue,” the regulator said on Twitter. The problem is the second in a 24-hour stretch for the domestic-focused carrier, which delayed more than 1,400 flights across the United States on Monday due to problem with a third-party weather data provider. At 1950 GMT, Southwest said on Twitter …

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