LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

United Flights Grounded For More Than An Hour By 'Network Connectivity' Issue

Computer problems prompted United to ground flights at airports around the U.S. Wednesday morning, throwing travelers' plans into disarray. After a nationwide ground stop that lasted more than an hour, the airline's systems now seem to be coming back online.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop order for all U.S. airports at 8:26 a.m. ET Wednesday, stating that the order was made at the airline's request. The reason given was "automation issues" — echoing the computer problems that grounded United flights one month ago.

The FAA lifted the ground stop at 9:47 a.m. ET, stating that the problem had been fixed.

United's Twitter feed features many responses to unhappy travelers this morning, apologizing for delays and promising to help.

After United's last nationwide ground stop that occurred on June 2, the Quartz website wrote:

"Aboard a New York-bound flight in Los Angeles this morning, the pilot told passengers that the computer system was 'a complete mess,' according to a Quartz reporter who was traveling on the flight, and that the plane was grounded because they were getting faulty flight clearances."

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)