British Airways flights hit by technical glitch

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British Airways has suffered technical problems causing delays and cancellations.

The airline said some flights had been cancelled due to the unspecified technical problems and passengers are being told to check-in online before they travel.

It said in a statement: "We are checking in customers at Heathrow and Gatwick Airports this morning, although it is taking longer than usual. We are sorry for the delay to their journeys."

Read more: Flight delays at London City Airport due to protests

Flights from airports in the US and Canada have also been affected, while issues were reported in Mexico and the Bahamas, according to CNN

BA told customers on its Twitter feed that it was working had to fix the issue.

The carrier suffered an outage earlier this year which prevented some customers from booking and checking-in for flights while an upgrade to its IT systems in July led to lengthy queues at Heathrow and Gatwick airport.

US carrier Delta Airlines suffered disruption last month after a power outage.

Meanwhile, travellers leaving from London's City airport have also been hit by delays on Tuesday morning due to protests.

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