Southwest passengers face delays after nationwide grounding

Travelers check in at a Southwest Airlines ticket counter at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Tuesday, April 18, 2023. Southwest Airlines says planes are taking off again after departures were held up Tuesday because of what the airline calls an intermittent technical problem. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines planes were briefly grounded nationwide Tuesday for what the airline called an intermittent technology issue, leading to more than 2,200 delayed flights just four months after the carrier suffered a much bigger meltdown over the Christmas travel rush.