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KOAA Survey: With recent air travel issues, will you:

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Posted at 11:57 AM, Jan 11, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-12 08:45:35-05

Flights at most US airports this morning were held at the gate for over an hour after a computer outage at the Federal Aviation Administration.

This delay comes a few weeks after Southwest experienced a system meltdown that led to thousands of flights being canceled over the holidays.

With recent air travel issues, will you:

  • NO CHANGE - 48%
  • DRIVE - 33%
  • TRAVEL LESS - 17%

We're following this survey throughout the day and into tomorrow. Tune in to News5 at 4 p.m. as we review the results!

Editor's note: This survey is not based on scientific, representative samples and is solely for KOAA purposes.

Around 7 a.m. ET, the FAA said that flights throughout the U.S. would be grounded until 9 a.m ET. The agency said at 8:15 a.m. ET, some flights out of Newark, New Jersey, and Atlanta could resume.

Shortly before 9 a.m. ET, the FAA said flights were starting to resume elsewhere.

"Normal air traffic operations are resuming gradually across the U.S. following an overnight outage to the Notice to Air Missions system that provides safety info to flight crews. The ground stop has been lifted," the FAA said.

President Joe Biden responded to the incident early Wednesday morning.

"I just spoke with (Transportation Secretary Pete) Buttigieg. They don't know what the cause is. But I was on the phone with him" Biden said. "I told them to report directly to me when they find out. Aircraft can still land safely, just not take off right now. They don't know what the cause of it is; they expect in a couple of hours, they'll have a good sense of what caused it and will respond at that time."

The White House said it has "no evidence" of this being caused by a cyberattack "at this point."

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