Multiple airlines experience system-wide outages across U.S.

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Southwest, United, American and Delta, JetBlue and Alaskan airlines are facing customer backlash after computer outages caused flight delays, according to various Twitter announcements Monday.

Southwest Airlines was the most heavily affected by the outage as the airline had to delay 620 early flights.

American Airlines said the technical issue was related to AeroData, a company that makes aircraft location technology.

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Just one of the morning flights at Augusta Regional Airport seems to have been affected.

Some flights on six major airlines were delayed on Monday morning due to a technical issue. Another tweet from the company apologized to customers. The system is operated by Aerodata, a third party data company.

Delays initially began popping up in New York, Boston, Chicago, and Miami.

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Southwest said there may scattered delays for its passengers throughout the day as a result of the problem.

United said 150 flights by its United Express regional carriers were delayed.

Southwest was also having problems.

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United said in a statemetn: "It appears that we are experiencing an outage that is impacting our ability to create release paperwork". Southwest said it lifted an internal ground stop at 7:05 Eastern that had been implemented for about 40 minutes. "Some flights that were affected have departed, and we're working to get all affected flights back on schedule", the carrier said in a statement. The agency reminded readers - some of them, no doubt, frustrated passengers whose planes had not taken off - that it does not control flight cancellations.

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