Airline outages at RDU cause delays, headaches for travelers
Airline system outages for several companies across the country caused delays at airports.
Absolutely. And we're getting close to holiday travel and this situation this morning does not help with the amount of people here. The volume of people here at R. D. U. So I want to break down these lines for because they're a little bit different And some still impacted by these systems being down that we saw earlier this morning. So this is the security line definitely longer than we've been seeing lately. So again a lot of people getting this kind of delayed start because the systems were down. Their flights are delayed. So over here you can see this is jet blue. They were impacted this morning when systems were down and there were technical issues. And then american airlines as well right to the left of that. So An airline employee came out and announced that systems were back up right before 5:30 this morning. So we were able to get people quickly moving through the lines and you're seeing that happening now. Many flights still delay though when we talked with some passengers getting on the plane for the first time since the pandemic, they said they're ready to get through this last roadblock as fast as possible. What's going through your head? Uh What's going through my head? Well, It kind of fits with the last 14 months. It's just kind of the way it's it's been going. So it's kind of the icing. Yeah, but we're gonna make the best of it. Mhm. Such a crazy moment to kind of think like he was almost in disbelief that something else is kind of preventing him from flying other than the pandemic. So luckily though it took him about an hour to get through the line and on the plane, he's going to text me when he arrives. I'll be able to tell you the total travel time soon. Of just how what the impact was of these delays this morning because of the outage. So these outages were happening across the country this morning. Here's what we've learned about why we got a statement from American Airlines saying earlier today, Saber had a technical issue that impacted multiple carriers, including American. They said that technical issue has been resolved both Saber and American Airlines apologizing to passengers this morning. Basic Cunningham WRL News for live at R. D. U.