Update: WHYY weekend anchor Mary Cummings-Jordan reports that a US Air spokeswoman says there was a computer outage from 7 a.m. until about 9 a.m. today, and it is not related to United Airlines’ troubles last night. She says passengers should check for delays before heading to the airport.
WHYY anchor Jennifer Linn is telling us that she’s seeing a big problem at the Philadelphia International Airport with US Airways flights. She says it looks like there is some kind of problem with the airline’s computer system, and hundreds of agitated travelers are milling about the terminal, unable to get checked in and ticketed.
It’s been a bad weekend for the U.S. airline industry. The Associated Press reported that United Airlines had a five-hour computer outage last night caused by a “network connectivity issue” that grounded flights nationwide. The problem disrupted United’s departures, airport processing and reservation system, including its website.
The airline said this morning that the problem had been fixed and it was in the process of resuming normal operations with some delays expected for passengers through the weekend.