PHILADELPHIA — Early morning problems for American Airlines fliers from an area airport are easing.

The problems developed after American's systems didn't properly come back online around 4 a.m. after a planned overnight power outage at Philadelphia International Airport, according to American spokeswoman Victoria Lupica.

Only American flights were affected, according to Lupica, who said that a ground stop on all flights into Philadelphia was lifted just before 8 a.m.  Residual delays can be expected for the remained of the morning.

Tickets and luggage tags were manually printed by agents  as kiosks were unable to print. "We certainly didn't leave anyone behind," Lupica said. but passengers with boarding passes on their phones were able to get to their planes.

Lupica said that except for flights headed to Philadelphia no flights at Newark Liberty International Airport were affected by the problem.

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