NYC area airports and passengers impacted by FAA ground stop delays

 Thousands of flight delays and cancellations rippled across the U.S. early Wednesday after a computer outage led to a grounding order for all departing aircraft by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The impact was felt by travelers across the Tri-State area.

Reporters were at JFK International Airport, where passengers lined up waiting for word on when flights would resume.

It was a similar scene at LaGuardia.

Travelers stand in the departures hall of Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.AP Photo/Seth Wenig

And the domestic terminal at Newark Liberty International didn’t start to empty out until shortly before noon, as passengers waited for later departures or deal with cancellations.

Several airlines scrambled to address customers’ frustrations.

United Airlines, which has a hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, and which paused all flights ahead of the FAA’s nationwide ground stop order, is issuing travel waivers to passengers who were impacted.

This is just the latest headache for travelers in the U.S. who faced flight cancellations over the holidays amid winter storms and a breakdown with staffing technology at Southwest Airlines.

They also ran into long lines, lost baggage, and cancellations and delays over the summer as travel demand roared back from the COVID-19 pandemic and ran into staffing cutbacks at airports and airlines in the U.S. and Europe.

To check if your flight has been impacted, here are links to the websites for the three major airports in the Tri-State area:

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