Computer glitch grounds US Airways flights

A computer glitch Friday night snarled the travel plans of US Airways customers, as reports flooded in of flights grounded around the country.

In a statement, the airline said it was experiencing a computer systems outage that affected its website,, and the airline's airport computer systems.

The Tempe, Ariz-based carrier cited a power outage near one of the airline's data centers in Phoenix as a possible cause.

By 8:45 p.m., some airport computer systems were coming back online, "and we are working to restore operational order," the airline said.

US Airways officials couldn't immediately say how many flights or passengers were affected.

Airline spokeswoman Tina Swail didn't have any information on when the outage occurred or what caused it or when the problem would be completely resolved.

Officials at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport say the power outage happened mid-afternoon, and passengers couldn't make reservations, check in online, change their flights or check flight status.

Customers were encouraged to check their flight status before arriving at an airport by calling US Airways reservations at 800-428-4322.

-- The Associated Press contributed to this article.