For the second time in less than six weeks, United Airlinesgrounded all U.S. departures due to a computer fault.

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The ban lasted approximately two hours and was lifted at 10:20a.m. ET. A similar situation arose in early June when the airlinecited a lack of “proper dispatch information” as the reason planeswere delayed from taking off for less than an hour.

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NBC's Jeff Rossen tweeted “@united agents now writing baggagetickets by hand. Supervisor tells me 'unclear' when system will beback up.”

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United flights already airborne were not affected. According toa statement from United: “We experienced a network connectivityissue this morning. We are working to resolve this and apologize toour customers for any inconvenience.”

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NBC Connecticut reported that Bradley International Airport wasnot allowing any United passengers without a hard copy boardingpass to check in for their flights.

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The ground stop was not as significant for the airlines' partnercarriers. Their ban was lifted at 9:20 a.m. ET.

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