Technical issue causes flight cancellations at Charlotte Douglas

Marco Green
June 18, 2018

Some flights headed to Charlotte were held at airports across the country.

Over 100 flights into and out of Charlotte were canceled due to a technical issue Thursday night, stranding passengers around the eastern half of the United States.

Even though the ground stop was lifted, some flights were still canceled.

For the second time in a week, a technical glitch caused major issues for travelers at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Our team, in coordination with PSA, is working hard to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and take care of our customers by accommodating them on mainline flights or other regional carriers.

The backlog caused gate congestion and several inbound flights had to be delayed, which caused a chain reaction.

On Thursday, a technical issue with an American Airlines regional carrier resulted in the cancellation of more than 100 flights out of Charlotte.

American Airlines regional carrier PSA issued a ground stop Sunday for some planes coming in and out of Charlotte. The total number of canceled flights is approximately 275 (about 120 in CLT). "Next thing you know, everyone's rushing down to get their flights re-booked, re-scheduled, and all of the cars were rented out, there weren't any cars available to get anywhere people wanted to get to", said Nina Cano-Richards, a passenger.

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