United Airlines Reroutes 100s Of SFO Travelers After Computer Glitch

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — United Airlines was working Saturday to rebook hundreds of passengers whose flights were canceled Friday due to a downed computer system, an airport duty manager said.

There were no new delays or cancellations Saturday, but airline officials were working to accommodate the passengers booked on eight domestic and four international flights that were canceled Friday when the computers went down for several hours, duty manager Dan D’Innocenti said.

Flights to Sydney and Osaka, Japan that were canceled Friday night are flying Saturday, D’Innocenti said. Stranded passengers headed to London and Frankfurt were being rebooked on Saturday’s flights.

United also hopes to have all of the stranded domestic passengers on new flights Saturday, according to D’Innocenti.

A spokesperson for the company could not be reached for comment.

KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:

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