Southwest Flights Delayed After Computer Glitches

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SACRAMENTO -- A trip to the airport Wednesday was met with delays and frustrations for Southwest passengers. A technical glitch grounded Southwest flights across the country for hours.

The computer malfunction caused seven southwest flights to be cancelled and 51 flights to be delayed at the Sacramento International Airport.

"I have not seen anything like this with Southwest it's kind of odd," said passenger Brian Hall.

Some flights landed but none could take off for hours. Between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ticket counters couldn't check passengers in. In Sacramento a line wrapped around the ticketing area.

"We were not expecting this for sure," said passenger Susan Freitag.

While passengers at the Sacramento International Airport tried to stay positive. Others across the country took to Twitter to vent their frustrations.

Southwest Airlines assured passengers they're doing everything they can to get them on their way.

Even though computers are up and running again Southwest customers can still expect delays throughout the rest of Wednesday evening. An Airport spokesperson suggests using the self check kiosk to avoid long lines if you're not checking a bag.