Computer Outage Delays Hundreds of Flights Across the U.S.

By Anna Breuer on 1 April 2019
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IMG_8490 2 (1)Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines all experienced significant departure delays and blamed a computer issue Monday morning.

“Several U.S. #airlines are experiencing computer issues this morning,” the Federal Aviation Administration said on Twitter in the early morning hours on Monday, announcing at 8:40 that the issue had been resolved.

The problem stemmed from a computer program used for flight planning weight and balance program called Aerodata, the FAA said.

“I completely apologize, we are currently experiencing a System-Wide Outage we are working diligently to get it back up and running,” a Delta social-media representative told a passenger who enquired about the delay.

While the problem has been resolved, over 3,500 flights have been delayed by 9:40 a.m. EDT according to FlightStats, a website that tracks such data.

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