Technical glitch causes headaches for Southwest passengers

01 April, 2019, 16:12 | Author: Mary Valdez
  • Southwest Delta United airlines flights affected by technical glitch

"Scattered flight delays are anticipated and Customers should check Southwest.com for the latest updates on specific flights".

Flyers faced major delays early Monday as multiple airlines reported facing issues system-wide.

In an email, Southwest Airlines said it "issued a ground stop this morning as a result of a technology outage involving a vendor that provides aircraft weight and balance data".

Delta said to a flyer grounded at North Carolina's Raleigh-Durham airport: "We are now experiencing a System-Wide Outage we are working diligently to get it back up and running".

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Passengers wait to board a delayed Southwest flight at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, VA, U.S. April 1, 2019. Southwest responded to someone saying flights should resume to normal soon.

Both Delta and Southwest acknowledged that there was a system-wide outage.

The other four affected airlines had more than 175 flights delayed. "Mainline operations and regional operations" were being "impacted to varying degrees".

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