No quick end to Alaska Airlines flight delays

Oct 08, 2012 -- 11:36am

 

- SEATTLE (AP) - There's been no quick solution to a computer failure that cut off Alaska Airlines' ability to put passengers on planes, creating long lines at many West Coast airports. The failure has caused delays at the Seattle-based airline's entire network of 64 destinations, which also includes airports in Alaska, Mexico and Canada. Alaska Airlines has an average of 436 flights a day. Airline spokeswoman Marianne Lindsey says technicians are trying to restore the reservation network that was lost at 7:40 a.m. Monday. The airline says the problem was caused when a Sprint fiber optic network in the Midwest was cut and Alaska Airlines lost its connection to the Sabre ticketing system. The airline had hoped for a partial solution by noon Pacific time, but there was no indication a fix was imminent.
 

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