U.S. flights grounded over computer issue

American Airlines passengers wait in line in airports all over the U.S. to reschedule flights Tuesday after thousands of

travelers became stranded when the airline was

forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its

computer systems.

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passengers wait in line to reschedule flights at O'Hare Airport on April 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Computer glitch grounds all American Airlines flights

American Airlines is slowly getting back up to speed after a major computer glitch grounded all flights across the country.

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passengers Arne Jahn (C), Monika Jahn (2nd R) and Inga Jahn (R) wait in line to get their tickets at Miami International Airport on April 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 16: An American Airlines passenger Luciara Miranda (L) and Tiago Oliveira wait to be helped at the ticket counter at Miami International Airport on April 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passengers wait in line for a flight at Miami International Airport on April 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passenger, Lilly Tajman holds her daughter, Sofie Tajman as they wait in line for a flight at Miami International Airport on April 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passenger, Lilly Tajman holds her daughter, Sofie Tajman as they wait in line for a flight at Miami International Airport on April 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passengers Khalid Saadah, pulls his son's, Yousef Saadah (C) and Mohammad Saadah on their luggage as they wait in line to get their tickets at Miami International Airport on April 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passengers Chelsea Hunt and her six-month-old baby Lucas wait in line to reschedule a flight to Dallas at O'Hare Airport on April 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passengers Chelsea Hunt and her six-month-old baby Lucas wait in line with other passengers to reschedule flights at O'Hare Airport on April 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passenger are helped at the ticket counter at Miami International Airport on April 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passengers wait in line for a flight at Miami International Airport on April 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passengers wait in line to reschedule flights at O'Hare Airport on April 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passengers wait in line for a flight at Miami International Airport on April 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 16: American Airlines planes are seen at their gates at Miami International Airport on April 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passengers wait in line to reschedule flights at O'Hare Airport on April 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passengers wait in line to reschedule flights at O'Hare Airport on April 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passengers Jim Frederick (C) and his daughter Lily (L) get help at O'Hare Airport trying to reschedule a flight home to Boston on April 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passengers wait in line to reschedule flights at O'Hare Airport on April 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passengers wait in line to reschedule flights at O'Hare Airport on April 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passengers wait in line to reschedule flights at O'Hare Airport on April 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)