American Airlines resumes most flights

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DALLAS — American Airlines resumed most flights Wednesday, a day after a massive technology failure forced the nation’s third-largest carrier to ground all planes from coast to coast. Some lingering problems remained. At midday, American and regional offshoot American Eagle had canceled more than 200 flights, according to flight-tracking service ‘‘Our operations returned to normal this morning,’’ American Airlines spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said. Some of Wednesday’s cancellations were because of bad weather in Chicago and a lack of crews and planes in the right places. The airline added five unscheduled flights to accommodate passengers stranded in Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles. The company blamed the breakdown on a ‘‘software issue’’ that knocked out both primary and backup computer reservation systems. (David Koenig, ASSOCIATED PRESS reported on 18 APRIL, 2013. Photo: Boston Globe)

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