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A United Airlines spokeswoman confirmed an outage, but would not speak to any delays or cancellations.
"At approximately 7:15 pm CT tonight, United Airlines experienced a computer outage interrupting the airline's flight departures, airport processing and reservations systems," the airline said in statement. "Our technology team is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. We apologize for the disruption."
An NBC News producer at LAX reported that passengers were unable to check in unless they'd printed out their boarding pass prior to traveling to the airport.
A Delta Air Lines 747 with nearly 380 passengers and crew made an emergency stop at the Midway Atoll wildlife refuge part of the way between Hawaii and Japan after the plane developed a crack in the cockpit windshield.
United Continental Holdings is pushing through more transformative changes that will deepen integration between United and Continental and further enhance consistency of service offerings. The two carriers are taking steps to align their loyalty programmes, airport services, customer policies and social media platforms.