Air Canada computer glitch causing long lines across Canadian airports

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Air Canada says the problem has been fixed, but passengers should continue to expect delays.

Air Canada reports that its system is now back up and running but advises that passengers may still experience flight delays following a system-wide computer outage earlier this afternoon.

Air Canada customers in Canada and around the world were unable to check in or book a flight after a malfunction in the company's system.

Many departing flights out of YVR are now being delayed.

According to one woman at the airport who is supposed to be heading to Kamloops, there were "thousands" of frustrated people waiting in line to check in for their Air Canada flights at YVR.

The airline has not immediately replied to a request for comment from CBC News.

Air Canada customers in Canada and overseas took to Twitter to complain of long lines, flight delays and other travel disruptions because of the computer problems.

"We don't have a time frame as of yet", said Badejo.

However, the outage is affecting Air Canada travellers everywhere, not just at YVR.

The airline tweeted that it was "experiencing an interruption" at its contact centres and website and is working to restore service as soon as possible.



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