Computer outages cause massive travel delays for Southwest Airlines, Delta and others

Computer outages cause massive travel delays for Southwest Airlines, Delta and others

Computer outages cause massive travel delays for Southwest Airlines, Delta and others

Airline operations in the US started getting back to business as usual around 8 a.m. "While this system is back up and running, we regret the inconvenience caused".

The FAA is asking passengers to contact their individual airlines directly to get information on flight delays or cancellations.

Southwest, United, JetBlue, Alaska and Delta were all impacted, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. "Eastern Time, more than 600 Southwest flights today had been delayed", NPR's David Schaper reports.

By midday, 3,400 US flights had been delayed, according to tracking service FlightAware, but it was unclear how many were related to the technical issue.


There are multiple delays for arrivals and departures at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

At 6:22 a.m., a tweet by Southwest Airlines officials indicated that issue was resolved.

A fault in software used by most U.S. airlines caused a wave of flight delays this morning across the USA, affecting hundreds of flights. American Airlines said some of its regional carries also use AeroData. Delays were reported Monday at airports in Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, New York, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit and Washington, D.C.

This lasted for about 40 minutes but scattered flight delays are anticipated throughout the morning. The news gathering service noted that some Delta flights were impacted too.

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