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Software glitch at New York JFK continues to affect flights

A software glitch that disrupted air traffic and caused baggage pileups yesterday at John F. Kennedy International Airport stretched into Thursday, with more flight cancellations expected.


American Airlines planned to cancel at least five flights scheduled to depart from Kennedy and said others could be delayed, a day after the malfunction.


Technicians had diagnosed the problem by Wednesday evening. However, the system was still being tested early today and wasn’t yet up and running again.


The glitch on Wednesday led to the delay of 48 flights and the cancellation of five more. Thousands of customers had to leave their luggage behind and hope it would be delivered later.


Hundreds of bags accumulated in the lobby of Terminal 8, one of the newer buildings at the airport.

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