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Passengers at Louisville International Airport affected by United Airlines glitch

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Computer problems with United Airlines left passengers at Louisville International Airport frustrated by long lines and broken travel plans.

United Airlines grounded all of its planes Wednesday morning nationwide after a computer glitch. It only lasted about 90 minutes, but the ripple effect was felt throughout the day. 

Louisville flights to Denver and Chicago were canceled. Routes to Texas and Louisiana were upwards of four hours delayed.

It's particularly frustrating for some local passengers who missed connections and struggled to rebook their entire trip. 

"I'm trying to find another flight to Alaska," said passenger Dominick Mariutto. "That's where I'm headed. My original flight was from here to Denver, and from Denver to Seattle, but Denver to Seattle was Alaska Airlines, and I'm not going to make that one, so I've got to find another way home."

United blamed a network connectivity issue for the problem. The airline experienced a similar failure last month.

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