Technical outage causing flight delays for airlines

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NEW YORK (AP/WISH) — A technical outage is impacting major airlines and causing flight delays that may impact travel.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that several airlines were dealing with computer issues. The agency recommended people contact their airline directly for flight information and updates.

There are delays already at airports in Chicago, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Miami and Detroit.

Flights were also delayed at Indianapolis International Airport. IND’s website showed nearly 20 flights that were delayed.

Dan Landson of Southwest Airlines said there was an outage with a vendor that services multiple carriers with data used in flight planning. Southwest said it lifted an internal ground stop at 7:05 Eastern that had been implemented for about 40 minutes.

The airline anticipates scattered delays and said that travelers should check its website for the latest updates on specific flights.

Delta said some of its flights were impacted.

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