Computer glitch at Southwest Airlines causes mass delays and cancelations

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Southwest Airlines is apologizing for technology problems that delayed or canceled thousands of its flights on Saturday and Sunday.

A computer glitch at Southwest Airlines—and now weather—have delayed 8,800 flights and forced 3,400 flights to be canceled over the past two days.

Southwest Airlines said that a scheduled shutdown for computer maintenance caused disruption across its systems yesterday.

The company apologized and sent out a message to its customers saying "we’ll continue to update customers whose journey might be delayed as a result of the now-resolved issues."

Meanwhile, storms in Florida delayed more flights for Southwest, as well as for budget airline Sprint, which is based in Florida.

The flight-tracking service FlightAware reports 27 percent of Spirits flights were canceled yesterday, and another 27 percent were canceled today.