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Southwest Airlines suffers computer troubles for second day

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New York (AFP) – US carrier Southwest Airlines was ramping operations back up Tuesday after canceling some 500 flights following a second major outage in 24 hours due to computer issues. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a 45-minute nationwide ground stop at the airline’s request that concluded at around 1830 GMT, an FAA spokeswoman said in an email. “Today, we’ve proactively canceled roughly 500 flights due to the outage, and we’re working with those customers to get them to their destinations as quickly as possible,” a Southwest spokesman said. The issue is the second in less …

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