Computer Glitch Causing Delays, Cancellations for British Airways
Sep 07 2016 by Desiree Burns
But a spokesman at Newcastle Airport, which offers daily BA services to London, said the situation in the North East was largely problem-free and there had not been any complaints from passengers.
In July, British Airways also faced delays as another check-in systems glitch caused major problems.
The affected airports included Chicago O'Hare International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Liv Boeree, a professional poker player from London, told the BBC she had queued for a flight in Las Vegas for two and a half hours.
BA was quoted by CNN as stating: "We had a problem with our check-in systems which affected check in for some flights from the USA, but this was not a worldwide issue and there were no cancellations".
The troubles at British Airways were not the only ones to cause travel headaches on Tuesday. This problem comes after about a month after problem came in Delt that resulted in global computer outage and almost 2,000 flight cancellations.
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Later, British Airways said some flights had been cancelled on Monday "due to operational reasons" but that specialists were "working to resolve this issue". According to travelers, bottled water and snacks were distributed at some airports, which saw long delays and irate customers at check-in desks. Todd called the tarmac with unclaimed bags chaotic, adding that he had "never seen anything like this in 20 years of flying".
It comes as seven people were arrested following a protest at London City Airport grounded passengers and disrupted flights in and out.
Last month, Delta Air Lines canceled more than 1,500 flights after the failure of a piece of equipment in Atlanta led to the worldwide shutdown of its computer systems.
The airline apologized and said passengers are now being checked in at Heathrow and Gatwick Airports but that the process may be "a bit slower than usual".
The activists were from the nine-strong Black Lives Matter group who stormed the runway at London City Airport.