US air travel returns to normal after technology breakdown


              The flight tracking platform FlightAware logged over 1,200 cancellations Jan. 11. An FAA system outage led to flights being temporarily grounded nationwide.
            
              Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, speaks to the Transportation Research Board gathering in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. The world's largest aircraft fleet was grounded for hours by a cascading outage in a government system that delayed or canceled thousands of flights across the U.S. on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
            
              Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, speaks to the Transportation Research Board gathering in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. The world's largest aircraft fleet was grounded for hours by a cascading outage in a government system that delayed or canceled thousands of flights across the U.S. on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
            
              Flight status boards show delayed and cancelled flights at Harry Reid International Airport, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Las Vegas.  Delays and cancellations among flights across the United States were minimal on Thursday, a day after a system that offers safety information to pilots failed, grounding some planes for hours. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              People check into their flights at Harry Reid International Airport, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Las Vegas. The world's largest aircraft fleet was grounded for hours by a cascading outage in a government system that delayed or canceled thousands of flights across the U.S. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              People pass through Salt Lake City International Airport, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Salt Lake City.  Thousands of travelers were stranded at U.S. airports due to an hours-long computer outage. If a flight is canceled, experts say most airlines will rebook you on the next available flight. But if you choose to cancel the trip, airlines must provide you with a full refund. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
            
              Travelers check in at an automated counter at Logan International Airport, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Boston. Thousands of travelers were stranded at U.S. airports due to an hours-long computer outage. If a flight is canceled, experts say most airlines will rebook you on the next available flight. But if you choose to cancel the trip, airlines must provide you with a full refund. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              A flight board displays a cancelled flight at Logan International Airport, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Boston. Thousands of travelers were stranded at U.S. airports due to an hours-long computer outage. If a flight is canceled, experts say most airlines will rebook you on the next available flight. But if you choose to cancel the trip, airlines must provide you with a full refund.(AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              A traveler looks at a flight board with delays and cancellations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Thousands of travelers were stranded at U.S. airports due to an hours-long computer outage. If a flight is canceled, experts say most airlines will rebook you on the next available flight. But if you choose to cancel the trip, airlines must provide you with a full refund. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
US air travel returns to normal after technology breakdown