Computer issues delay 25 Alaska Airlines flights

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Computer problems caused a four-hour delay on 25 Alaska Airlines flights on Wednesday.

Airline spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says each of the flights was delayed about an hour. The problem began around 10 a.m.

The Seattle-based airline, which averages about 780 flights a day, asks people traveling on Wednesday to call the airline or check their flight on flightstats.com before heading to the airport. Egan says the earlier delays could affect later flights and the airlines website was also affected by the computer problems.

Eagan says computer outage happened after a system-wide computer software upgrade earlier on Wednesday morning.