Technical glitch with American Airlines causes headaches for thousands of travelers

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Three departures also were canceled: Flight 5182 at 6:54 a.m., Flight 5308 at 9:19 a.m. and Flight 5228 at 11:55 a.m.

WSOC reports that thousands of passengers are stranded at Charlotte-Douglas Internation Airport.

People stranded at the Charlotte airport on Thursday night.

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Disgruntled passengers at Charlotte's airport let American Airlines have it on social media late Thursday.

The issue affected American Airlines flights to and from the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfill (XNA).

American Airlines said a technical glitch caused flights to be canceled yesterday. "Our team is working hard to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and accommodate customers", American Airlines tweeted. "Our customer relations team will be reaching out to all of those who have been impacted by this issue", American Airlines spokesperson said in a statement to NBC Charlotte.

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Tweeted an upset mom: "So missed flight, clothes soaked in breastmilk, missing luggage, in serious pain, no place to sleep, screaming baby in another state".

Be sure to check your flight status before heading to the airport if you're flying American Airlines from Greenville Spartanburg International Airport Friday.

Passengers traveling to and from the Charlotte airport were advised to check with their carriers.

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The airline says the problem was with a system that affects crew scheduling and dispatch operations.

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