Several Major US Airlines Experience Significant Delays After A Computer Glitch Causes Flight Disruptions Nationwide

Several Major US Airlines Experience Significant Delays After A Computer Glitch Causes Flight Disruptions Nationwide
As per the Federal Aviation Administration because of an
issue called AeroData, used to ascertain the weight and balance of flights
before departure the Southwest, Delta, United, JetBlue and The Alaska Airlines
were compelled to ground or delay.
The glitch prompted nearly 3,400 flight delays by midday
Monday at airports in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Washington,
DC, Dallas, Charlotte, Atlanta and Miami, according to FlightAware’s MiseryMap.
In any case, the number of delays brought about by the
AeroData issue, are still unclear.
More than 3,400 flights had been delayed nationwide as of midday Monday, including a large percentage of flights at airports in New York City, Boston, Chicago and Washington, DC. FlightAware’s MiseryMap delay tracker is seen above
American Airlines revealed that a couple of its provincial
bearers – which incorporate     Air Inc.,
Piedmont Airlines Inc., PSA Airlines Inc., Compass, Mesa, Republic and
SkyWest-had been influenced, however it is indistinct which.
American said in a statement, ‘AeroData is currently
experiencing a technical issue that is impacting multiple carriers, including a
few of our regional carrier and is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible;
we apologize to our customers for the inconvenience caused.’
While United and Delta reported on Twitter that the blackout
incidentally obstructed their capacity to print release paperwork, the
passengers took to social media to express their dissatisfaction and
frustration, with a couple of addressing and questioning whether or not the
delays were a some addled April Fools joke.

The FAA nonetheless recommends the travellers to contact
their respective airlines directly for any further updates.

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