FAA Computer Glitch Repaired; Nationwide Flight Cancellations Continue

12:48 PM, Nov 19, 2009   |    comments
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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

ATLANTA - The Federal Aviation Administration says a glitch in its flight plan computer system has been repaired.  However, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and other airports nationwide are still reporting cancellations and delays.

The air traffic controllers union says the computer failure
involved both of the FAA's computer centers in Salt Lake City and near Atlanta early Thursday morning. 

Even though the FAA says the problem had been solved,
Doug Church, a spokesman for the National Air Traffic Controllers
Union, said controllers were still entering flight plans manually
into computers in some locations.

AirTran says passengers holding reservations for travel scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 2009 on AirTran Airways may make changes to their itinerary without penalty. Customers scheduled to fly today may make these changes free of charge as long as travel is completed by midnight, Sunday, November 22, 2009. Flight changes will be honored based on space availability without change fees or fare adjustments.

Passengers holding reservations should check www.airtran.com under "Flight Status" for updates or call 1-800-AIRTRAN (247-8726) to check for other available flights.

Delta says customers should continue to visit www.delta.com for the latest flight information.

For up-to-the-minute delays with other airlines Click Here.


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