American Airlines fixes computers, delays go on

American Airlines Reservations
An American Airlines ticket agent talks assists passengers checking in at Hartsfield-Jackson airport, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Atlanta. American Airlines flights across the country are grounded because of computer problems. American Airlines spokesman Kent Powell said Tuesday that the airline is trying to resolve the issues as quickly as it can. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

DALLAS, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it has fixed an outage in its main reservations system that is disrupting travel for thousands of passengers whose flights have been delayed or canceled.

American Airlines spokeswoman Stacey Frantz said Tuesday that the system was fixed by 4:30 p.m. EDT. But the airline expects to see flight delays and cancellations throughout the rest of the day.

Tracking service FlightAware says that as of mid-afternoon, American has canceled more than 700 flights and another 765 flights are delayed.

Passengers are describing long airport lines and frustration at a lack of information from airline employees.

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AP Airlines Writers Scott Mayerowitz in New York and Joshua Freed in Minneapolis contributed to this report.

David Koenig can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/airlinewriter

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