Multiple reports of a United Airlines ground stop at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airprot (IAH) have now been confirmed.
A computer issue Here’s the official ground stop verbiage:
CTL ELEMENT: IAH ELEMENT TYPE: APT ADL TIME: 2013Z GROUND STOP PERIOD: 03/2003Z - 03/2115Z FLT INCL: CARRIER UAL ONLY DEP FACILITIES INCLUDED: (2ndTier) ZAB ZLA ZDC ZFW ZKC ZME ZHU ZDV ZJX ZMA ZID ZTL PREVIOUS TOTAL, MAXIMUM, AVERAGE DELAYS: 0 / 0 / 0 NEW TOTAL, MAXIMUM, AVERAGE DELAYS: 834 / 67 / 36 PROBABILITY OF EXTENSION: MEDIUM IMPACTING CONDITION: EQUIPMENT / OUTAGE COMMENTS: UAL AND UAL SUB CARRIERS STOP TO IAH FOR COMPUTER ISSUE
And here’s an FAA advisory—
Due to AIRLINE REQUEST / COMPUTER ISSUE, there is a Traffic Management Program in effect for traffic arriving George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport, Houston, TX (IAH). To see if you may be affected, select your departure airport and check “Delays by Destination”.
Hopefully this is resolved quickly.
For those on the ground at Houston, feel free to chime in here with updates.
If your travel plans are disrupted, see if you are able to re-book yourself on the United app. If not, call United while you are waiting in line to speak to a customer service agent. Even better, consider a United club pass.
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