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Southwest Airlines hit by computer glitch

Southwest Airlines got hit by a computer glitch affecting numerous airlines globally Thursday morning.

Southwest said its reservations system provider Amadeus began experiencing outages starting at around 5:30 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, "impacting Southwest Airlines along with other airlines."

"We have been experiencing widespread, intermittent issues with several of our applications since that time. We are not experiencing any major delays to our operation at this time," Southwest said Thursday morning.

— Stay up to date on the latest news on Atlanta airline travel by following Atlanta Airport News Now on Facebook. Southwest Airlines' reservations system provider was hit by a computer glitch also affecting other airlines worldwide.

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Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.