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United Airlines computer glitch causes cancellation of flights PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 June 2011 12:59

According to numerous reports in the U.S. media, yesterday at about 19.15 local time, a major computer outage in the computer network of the United Airlines has led to the cancellation of all flights of this company. The United Airlines immediately informed about this computer outage through United Airlines page on Twitter, as problems with access to the company's website.

On American forums are now a lively discussions of unexpected situations with the United Airlines and reported, that the problem began in the O'Hare International Airport, also known as O'Hare Airport or O'Hare, which is the largest airport of United States, located in the northwest side of Chicago.

O'Hare Airport is the largest hub of United Airlines (by the way the headquarters of United Airlines is also located in Chicago) and the second largest hub in American airlines. O'Hare airport operator is the Department of Aviation Chicago.

United Airlines - is one of the largest airlines in the U.S. and in the world. United Airlines has become the largest airline in the world after merging with the Continental Airlines in October 1, 2010. United Airlines was founded in 1926 under the name «Boeing Air Transport». Note, that United Airlines was the first airline in the world, which began to offer food to passengers on commercial flights. Currently, the United Airlines has about 60 thoUSAnd people and use about five hundred aircraft of various classes.

The main airports, used by the United Airlines, are: O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, as well as international airports in Washington, San Francisco, Denver and Los Angeles, all of these airports now have long queues of passengers, waiting for their flights.

As a result of a computer outage on June 18, 2011- have very long queues at the O'Hare Airport, also reported, that was banned all flights of United Airlines from the airport. One of the passengers of the plane, that was preparing for flight, said at a forum, that when the plane was already on the runway, suddenly one of the pilots went out to the passengers and said. That the plane lost contact with the company's computer system, so they can not fly. After that, the plane moved to the terminal space.

It is reported, that a computer outage of United Airlines has occurred not only in Chicago, but also in many U.S. airports. In particular the U.S. forums, users reported about problems at airports in Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Wichita. Only international airport in San Francisco more than a thoUSAnd passengers waiting for their flights, and throughout the U.S., the number waiting for their flights close to the tens of thoUSAnds.

It is reported, that many of them had to spend the night at airports, many are hungry, as people report, that while the airline was giving only water. Discussed different versions of what happened- from hacker attacks, to unintentional actions of employees, leading to a computer outage.

A few hours ago, representatives of United Airlines have made a declaration, that the flights will be ready to go. But on the American forums is full of messages, that people are still at the airports and airline staff do not respond to calls, or refuse to further comment about the situation. While on the United Airlines page on Twitter, representatives of United Airlines apologized to all passengers.


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