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Computer problem grounded United flights

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David Spahr took this photo from a grounded plane at Sea-Tac Airport on Nov. 15, 2012. David Spahr took this photo from a grounded plane at Sea-Tac Airport on Nov. 15, 2012.
David Spahr took this photo of stranded passengers waiting in line at Sea-Tac Airport on Nov. 15, 2012. David Spahr took this photo of stranded passengers waiting in line at Sea-Tac Airport on Nov. 15, 2012.
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United Airlines says it has resolved a problem that grounded flights nationwide.  At 10:53 it Tweeted:  "Our system is up.  We're resuming operations for affected flights."

Earlier, passengers were being told by pilots and airport agents that computers were down and they didn't know when the system will come back.

Some fliers had been waiting nearly 2 hours to depart.

David Spahr posted messages on his @dkspahr Twitter account that he was stranded on a plane at Sea-Tac Airport because of the problem.

He was on board UA732 headed to Chicago when the problems started.  Spahr later said that all passengers had deboarded and were in long lines waiting at a ticket counter.

United initially said that it was aware of the computer issue.  Via its Twitter account it said, "We're working to resolve it.  We'll update as we have more details."

It is the second major meltdown in the past three months for the airline.

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