On the heels of the Labor Day weekend, United Airways briefly issued a nationwide floor cease order, citing a “systemwide expertise situation.” The order was lifted round 10 minutes later.
“We’re experiencing a systemwide expertise situation and are holding all plane at their departure airports. Flights which are already airborne are persevering with to their vacation spot as deliberate. We are going to share extra info because it turns into obtainable,” the airways mentioned in a tweet on X (previously Twitter). “Thanks to your endurance as we work on a decision to get you in your manner as quickly as attainable.”
United didn’t instantly present any particulars about why it issued a floor cease and the way it was in a position to elevate it so rapidly.
The Federal Aviation Authority confirmed the bottom cease request in its personal tweet.
Solely about 8 % of United’s 211 flights as we speak are reported delayed, a quantity that’s certain to rise all through the day, in accordance with FlightAware.
Replace September fifth 1:55PM ET: The groundstop was lifted round 10 minutes later, in accordance with United and FAA. This text and headline have been up to date to mirror this truth,