Southwest Airlines says hundreds of flights have been delayed by technical issues that are forcing it to check in some customers manually at airports and causing long lines. The Dallas-based company is asking travelers to arrive at least two hours before their scheduled departures as the problems that began Sunday morning continued into the evening.
It is also asking customers to use airport kiosks to print boarding passes and tags for luggage. At Los Angeles International Airport earlier on Sunday, several dozen people crowded the Southwest terminal waiting to be issued hand-written tickets. By late afternoon, Southwest said about 450 of the 3,600 flights scheduled for the day had been delayed.