YVR baggage system glitch causes delays, lineups

A technical issue affecting the baggage system caused delays and lineups at the Vancouver International Airport this morning.

YVR spokesperson Terry Chou said passengers were advised this morning to check their flights on their airline's websites before heading to the airport.

By late morning, the airport tweeted that the baggage issue was resolved. The delays affected U.S.-bound flights.

"Sorry for the inconvenience today," the YVR tweet said.

"Big thanks to passengers for their patience and employees who worked to fix."

Passengers were stuck in long, snaking queues as they waited to drop off their bags, prompting many to vent their frustration on social media.

Some flights were delayed. At one point, airport staff handed out cookies to those in line.

With files from Tina Lovgreen