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Flights including at Bradley resume after technical glitch grounds all United Airlines planes

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Flights resumed late Wednesday morning after a technical glitch grounded all United Airlines planes. (WFSB) Flights resumed late Wednesday morning after a technical glitch grounded all United Airlines planes. (WFSB)
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A technical issue caused airport gridlock for United Airlines planes around the country including in Connecticut.

As of late Wednesday morning, passengers were boarding planes throughout the country, but it will take hours before the mess is resolved.

Service resumed at Bradley International Airport around 10 a.m., but things are not getting back to normal just yet.  

“56 minutes, sort of a surprise,” United Airlines passenger Norris Turner said about how long he was waiting for his flight to go home. “Hopefully, not too much longer.”

A computer glitch in United Airlines' system that triggered this massive domino effect that forced every single plane for the company in the country to be grounded. An estimated 3,500 flights in more than 300 locations worldwide from coast-to-coast were delayed on some scale.

Even though they're up and running again, hundreds of connections will be missed. Some are saying the consequences of this technical failure will be felt all day long.   

“For those who have to go to a meeting, it can create chaos,” Turner said.  

Passengers looking to snag a seat on a different flight were met with long lines and the stress of trying to stay on schedule.

“Hopefully I can get to Chicago. If not, I guess I'll be stuck here,” Turner said.

Flights are taking off, but if you do have a United Airlines flight at Bradley, expect some slight delays. The best advice is to call ahead and get here extra early. 

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