Northwest flights returning to normal after computer glitch

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Northwest Airlines says its computer system

is operating normally again and the airline is able to operate a

full schedule.

Northwest says 277 of its 13-hundred-plus flights today were

delayed an average of 12 minutes before technicians fixed the


Company officials say about 285 departures were delayed an

average of 21 minutes as a result of the computer problem


Detroit was the most seriously affected of its three U-S hubs.

Minneapolis-St. Paul and Memphis experienced fewer delays. The

departure delays included international flights.

Northwest Airlink flights operated by Pinnacle and Mesaba were

also affected, but no flights were canceled today.

The problem with a computer system began yesterday afternoon.

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