United Airlines down: Travel company experiencing system-wide outage causing issues boarding and using website

UNITED Airlines is experiencing a huge outage causing issues for passengers boarding planes and using the website.

Reports that the website was down started to arise at 7am EST on Friday morning.


Users were experiencing issues with both the website and the app, including having trouble logging in.

In a series of tweets, United Airlines apologized for the hold-up and said "our teams are working on this issue now."

"We appreciate your patience as we work to get the website and app restored," the airline said.

However, the issues appeared to transfer into real-life when passengers were having issues boarding planes at some airports across the country.

Reports also suggested that the airline has a nationwide ground stop that was related to the outage.

One passenger tweeted the airline asking: "What's going on at Newark? All flights grounded."

Another said: "Cincinnati United Airlines is saying they are experiencing a nation-wide system outage and cannot do anything with checking-in or boarding flights."

According to a DownDetector map, the main issues were reported in New York, Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The Sun has contacted United Airlines for comment.

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