Widespread computer outage briefly affects passengers on American, Alaska and JetBlue airlines

Dawn Gilbertson
The plane reportedly tipped in strong wind, and a wingtip hit a runway marker during takeoff.
An American Airlines Airbus A321 lands at Miami International Airport on Feb. 24, 2019.

Passengers on American, Alaska and JetBlue airlines were greeted with travel hassles Tuesday morning due to a brief computer outage.

Passengers couldn't check in, and the boarding of flights was held up due to a technical glitch at airline reservations giant Sabre.

The problem lasted about 30 minutes, American spokesman Ross Feinstein said. No flights on the airline were canceled.

"We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience,'' the airline said in a statement.

Sabre also apologized via Twitter, blaming a "system issue.''

During the outage, airlines were telling passengers to be patient, with JetBlue responding to one passenger's tweet: "Hang tight, we'll assist as soon as we can."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Widespread computer outage briefly affects passengers on American, Alaska and JetBlue airlines