United Airlines Glitch
June 18, 2011 by USA Post
United Airlines Glitch, Thousands of angry passengers have been stranded at airports across the country Saturday after the computer was on the fritz Airlines and flights suspended. The gaffe caused a blackout computer system for five hours Friday night, forcing the airline to cancel thousands of flights.
Workers fixed the computer glitch Saturday morning, but airline officials acknowledged delays will probably last until the weekend – and a few flights were stranded passenger space. “They can not check baggage. You cannot get the luggage.’re Really stuck,” said Ron Schaffer, an engineer who traveled from Orlando, Florida. And got stuck in Denver International Airport after missing a connecting flight.
The blackout caused havoc in almost all operating computers connected to the system, particularly the airline’s airport processing and reservation system, flight departures and website.
United officials declined to say how many flights were affected by the massive blackout – but at least 2,500 people were affected in the Los Angeles International Airport alone.
Officials from Dulles International Airport in Washington said he delivered 300 blankets to stranded passengers who spent the night there.
“Some people were sleeping and some people were angry because no one gave no answer,” said Nina Whitford, 35, who got stuck in Chicago on his way back to Ontario.
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