American Airlines outage – Passengers stuck in lines for HOURS as check in systems used by multiple carriers go down

PASSENGERS were stuck in line for hours this morning after computer systems used by multiple airlines went down.

The issue has since been resolved, but long lines still persist at airports across the US as airlines, including American Airlines, experienced computer problems earlier today.

Jet Blue and American Airlines were two of the airlines experiencing the delays on Friday morning.

The outage was reportedly resolved before 5.45am ET.

Philadelphia International Airport, one of the airports heavily affected, released a statement regarding the incident.

It read: "Early this morning, a reservation system serving multiple carriers experienced a technical issue."

They continued, "The issue has been resolved and systems are back online, but passengers should plan extra time for their travels this morning."

Many passengers took to Twitter to share footage of the crowded airports and long lines.

Actress Alison Law shared a video of her in a long line with the caption "2 hours of waiting" and tagged American Airlines.

Katie Thompson of WCVB-TV shared similar lines in Boston Logan International Airport.

Boston Logan airport shared a similar statement regarding the delays this morning.

"Due to an earlier nationwide system outage that has been corrected, flights are experiencing delays. Please check with your airline for more information."

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