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UPDATE: United Airlines flights resume after technical problems

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NEW YORK (NBC NEWS) -

United Airlines flights are no longer grounded after its computer system suffered a technical glitch, causing a ripple effect of heavy delays throughout major airports.

About 3,500 flights were being affected. The delays could reach 235 domestic and 138 international destinations.

"We experienced a network connectivity issue this morning," United confirmed in a statement after 8 a.m. "We are working to resolve this and apologize to our customers for any inconvenience."

The Federal Aviation Administration specifically blamed the ground stop on "automation issues."

The ground stop, however, was lifted around 8:20 a.m. for United's regional carriers, which can perform their own weight and balance checks.

Passengers at airports from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Washington, D.C., to Florida complained of system backups and long lines.

NBC Connecticut said United passengers without a hard copy of their boarding pass were not being allowed to check in at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, north of Hartford.

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NEW YORK (AP) -- All United Continental flights in the U.S. are currently grounded due to computer problems.

United said in a statement on Wednesday that it is working to resolve the problems, which are related to "network connectivity."

It is the second time in two months that the Chicago carrier has been hit by major technical issues.

United Continental Holdings Inc. had a temporary halt to all takeoffs in the U.S. on June 2 because of what the airline said were computer automation issues.

Its stock declined slightly in premarket trading.

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NBC News is reporting that United Airlines passengers at airports around the country say their flights have been temporarily grounded Wednesday morning because of a computer system malfunction. Flights were expected to be impacted throughout the day.

The airline company has not immediately responded to requests for comment.

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