American Airlines update: Carrier fixes computer problems, expects delays and cancelations

UPDATE: (CNN) -- American Airlines' computer systems are back online, but the carrier expects more flight delays and cancelations for the rest of Tuesday, American Airlines said in a written statement.

EARLIER STORY:

American Airlines has instituted a "system-wide ground delay" until 5 p.m. ET, the airline tweeted Tuesday.

Earlier, the airline reported a problem with its reservation and booking tool, noting the network was experiencing "intermittent outages."

American estimates it flies about 275,000 passengers a day and receives more than 239,000 reservations calls.

CNN's Devon Sayers contributed to this report.

 

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