American Airlines slipped another technical glitch Sunday that stopped for about 40 minutes, but the flight was canceled as a result.
The airline's main operating system and dispatch went down about 2:05 pm and the carrier temporarily suspended flights, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Flights resumed about 2:45 pm, according to FAA.
Michelle Mohr, an American spokeswoman, said the problem stemmed from "a connectivity issue with one of our data centers."
"All is back to normal and, Thankfully, there were no cancellations as a result of the issue, "she said.
Sunday. SkyWest Airlines, which has regional flights for America, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines so had a system outage that delayed flights. But the FAA said Sunday afternoon that a temporary suspension of flights was over.
At least seven flights were delayed at the San Diego airport.
Delta and United representatives were each sorting out the delays and reassuring travelers.
United apologized for the delay.
Southwest Airlines did not have any technical problems. Southwest had 829 flight delays by 7 p.m. Eastern, compared to 1,106 for SkyWest and 686 for American, according to FlightAware.com, to an online tracking service.
The latest issue at American Airline has come online at PSA Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary, that started June 14 and canceled about 3,000 flights during the week.
But Mohr said the two outages were not related.
CEO Doug Parker expressed regret about the June outage during an earnings call Thursday.
"The Computer outage at PSA in June is extremely disruptive to our team and our customers, "Parker said.
Maya Leibman, chief information officer, said the June outage was unusual for taking down both the airline's primary and second servers.
"I would love to tell you that technology is bulletproof and that every issue is avoidable but unfortunately, that's not the case," Leibman said.
"American has a comprehensive disaster recovery program, around high availability and redundancy. That is our objective. "
" The problem is that technology is not always as bulletproof as we'd like to be, "she said.
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