A nationwide grounding of American Airlines’ flights has delayed one flight carrying 50 people that was scheduled to fly out of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport.
American Airlines experienced an outage in its computerized ticketing system, according to Brian Anderson, the general manager for American Airlines in Baton Rouge. Anderson said he expects the grounding order to lift at 1:30 p.m. local time, and he will work with air traffic control to alleviate the flight backlog so that the grounded flight can take off.
The travelers who have been delayed were headed to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Anderson said no incoming flights to Baton Rouge were affected by the grounding. He also said he did not anticipate that any other Baton Rouge flights would be affected by the problems.
The glitch with the computerized ticketing system was “kind of a fluke thing,” Anderson said, noting that it does not happen often.