Tracking glitch grounds over 100 US flights

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Tracking glitch grounds over 100 US flights

Hopefully, you weren't flying to or from the US East coast this weekend -- if you were, there's a real chance that a technical glitch ruined your trip. The Federal Aviation Administration reports that airlines cancelled legions of flights (around 134 in Baltimore and Washington DC, according to Flightaware) after an automated tracking system in Virginia went haywire. It's not yet certain exactly what went wrong, but the incident triggered a ripple effect that delayed several hundred flights. One thing's for sure: between this and United Airlines' network chaos, technology is becoming an ever-larger factor in your ability to travel on time.

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