Thursday, November 19, 2009

Flight Delays Today Caused By FAA Computer Problems

Flight delays are expected all day because of an FAA computer-network problem that first affected Atlanta and then started fanning out to other hubs.

The FAA said the computer problem was fixed by mid-morning. However, the domino effect of flight delays is expected to continue into this afternoon.

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association issued this update late this morning, and said "it will take many hours for the system to catch up."

As of 9:30 a.m. eastern time, Atlanta, Dulles and Newark airports were all reporting mounting delays. The FAA attributed the delays at each of those airports to its equipment problems. As the problem with the FAA computer flight-schedule systems spread, Chicago O'Hare was reporting above-average delays.

Here's a useful story online this morning in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper.

If you're traveling later today, check ahead.


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