Published: Пн, Апреля 08, 2019
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Technical problems caused headaches for travelers at several major airlines

Technical problems caused headaches for travelers at several major airlines

However, the FAA tweeted that the issue had been resolved and travelers should contact their airlines to see if their flight will be delayed.

Southwest, United, American and Delta, JetBlue and Alaskan airlines are facing customer backlash after computer outages caused flight delays, according to various Twitter announcements Monday. "Mainline operations are affected to varying degrees".

A technical problem that temporarily grounded Southwest Airlines flights and several other major airlines for about an hour Monday morning has been resolved, according to news reports.

Southwest Airlines lifted an internal ground stop Monday morning after about 40 minutes.

The agency said United, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines were also affected.

The Aerodata planning and balance system, which is used to evenly distribute weight on planes, was down, affecting Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and more.

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Last week, several airlines had reported issues with Sabre Corp's flight reservation and booking system due to which passengers had difficulty accessing flight check-in systems.

Alaska Airlines said it was working with the vendor to get the system back up.

Southwest had 474 delays as of 7:42 a.m.in NY, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware.

Travelers flying on Monday should check directly with their airline for up-to-date information regarding the status of their flight.

Delta said in a statement that some of its connecting flights were impacted.

More than 879 flights were delayed and 43 cancelled, according to Flight Aware's Misery Map. The airline anticipates scattered delays. American Airlines said some of its regional carries also use AeroData.

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