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Southwest Airlines suffers computer outage, most flights canceled

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Southwest Airlines at Portland International Airport suffered a major computer glitch on Wednesday that delayed and canceled flights nationwide.

The computer outage grounded flights around the country leaving people stranded at airports for the night. 

According to Southwest Airlines representatives, they checked in people by paper tickets only when check-in and baggage systems went down.

Flight statuses showed only a few flights got out on time.

"People for the most part have been understanding, we're just taking things one step at a time, one customer at a time," a Southwest Airlines representative said.

Southwest Airlines helped book hotels for those who missed their flights.

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