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Alaska Airlines resumes flights after nationwide grounding for tech issues

There were 12 Alaska Airlines flights scheduled to arrive and depart at North Texas airports on Wednesday,

The Federal Aviation Administration grounded all Alaska Airlines flights Wednesday after the airline said it experienced an issue when it tried to upgrade its system that calculates its weight and balance. Flights were allowed to resume about an hour later.

All flights, including Alaska-owned Horizon Air, were grounded from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. PT “out of an abundance of caution,” the company said in an emailed statement. Alaska has since begun resuming flights, but delays are expected throughout the day. The FAA confirmed that operations are back to normal.

There are 12 Alaska Airlines flights scheduled for both DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field, according to Cirium data. Two Seattle flights were scheduled at Love Field, one there and one back. DFW Airport has 10 flights on Alaska Airlines, both to and from Seattle and Portland. At least two of those DFW flights were delayed.


The airline asks that travelers check the status of their flight on its website or app before heading to the airport.

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