System crash causes worldwide airline delay

2013-08-06 08:58

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Cape Town - A massive computer outage confirmed by Sabre airline reservation system, via social media network twitter, is being blamed for worldwide flight delays.  The system went down at 12:20 am ET (05:20 GMT) on Tuesday morning.

RT. com reports, Sabre confirmed the outage, saying its technology team is working to resolve the situation.

Some two hours after the outage was reported, Saber announced bringing the system back online.

Sabre is used by many airlines across the world and airlines reported to be affected by the outage are Alaska Airlines, American, Cathay Pacific, Frontier, Jet Blue, LAN, Quantas, United, Virgin America and Virgin Australia.

Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) has confirmed that local airports and flights have not be affected by the outage.

The airline that appears to be hardest hit is  Virgin Australia's booking site, showing delays or cancellations for all of its flights.

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