Major US airlines face technical glitch, causing flight delays

04 April, 2019, 09:38 | Author: Leah Owens
  • Multiple airlines were experiencing outages this morning

American Airlines said the technical issue was related to AeroData, a company that makes aircraft location technology.

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

The FAA was also advising flyers to check with their airline for specifics on any flight they were scheduled for.

There was a "system-wide" outage that began shortly before 5:30 a.m.

Travelers are still seeing the impacts of a technical glitch that triggered flight delays at BWI Airport on Monday.

Kate Modolo of Delta said that the outage prevented some of its Delta Connection flights from leaving on time. United Continental had about 150 regional flights delayed. The rest of the impacted airlines resolved the issue in the following hours. The software/computer issue is with the following airlines at FLL: "Southwest, Delta, Spirit, JetBlue, Alaska, and United". The airline anticipates scattered delays.

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Southwest Airlines flights were grounded by the outage for roughly 40 minutes, before reporting a resolution around 4:15 a.m. PDT.

"We are working with these partners to address the issue and apologise for the inconvenience". Paul International Airport; a spokesperson for the airport estimated about 60 delays Monday morning.

Delta said some of its flights were impacted.

The airline said no cancellations were expected due to the issue.

"The AeroData system is coming back slowly", American Airlines said via Twitter, adding that further departure delays would likely be necessary Monday.



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