CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2013 |
Several airlines are reporting delays at Los Angeles International Airport and elsewhere late Monday after a worldwide online reservation system developed glitches. "At approximately 9:25 p.m. tonight, LAX Airport Operations received a report of a system outage at SABRE, a worldwide online reservation system used by some domestic airlines ... and international carriers ... at LAX," read a statement from Nancy Castles, public relations director at LAX. Castles said airlines including Frontier, American, American Eagle, JetBlue, Virgin America, Alaska, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, British Airways, WestJet and LAN Fiji Air have been affected and "are reporting delays of 15 to 30 minutes, which may go longer.
February 14, 2013 |
The combination of American Airlines and US Airways will create the world's largest airline. And, if critics are to be believed, it will also cause world-class headaches for customers. If previous airline mergers are any guide, melding the two carriers into a behemoth with more than 100,000 employees is likely to lead to reservation glitches, union tension, higher fares and cuts in service to smaller, less-profitable cities. During the announcement of the $11-billion deal Thursday, chief executives of US Airways and American promised an idyllic marriage that will benefit consumers and shareholders.
August 29, 2012 |
Wall Street may get another reminder of discontent with inequality and corporate America next month as "Occupy" protesters say they plan to disrupt Manhattan's financial district. Demonstrators plan to mark the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, which morphed into a global protest movement last year, with a three days of events, including a concert, that will culminate on Sept. 17, according to the website s17nyc.org. Planned disruptions include obstructing intersections around the New York Stock Exchange and elsewhere in the financial district, as well as other "autonomous or mass actions" that morning, a Monday, according to the website.
August 28, 2012 |
The reservation system and website for United Airlines failed Tuesday afternoon, delaying takeoffs and preventing some passengers from checking in at airport. [Updated 3:30 p.m., Aug. 28: Shortly after 3 p.m., United issued a statement saying it was "in the process of resuming normal operations following a temporary network outage that affected its airports and website. " ] The airline confirmed a problem with its system but did not offer details. "A network outage is affecting our airport and united.com functions," airline spokeswoman Mary Ryan said in a statement.
August 28, 2012 |
United Continental Holdings Inc. experienced a major passenger reservation system failure that has blocked automated check-ins at airports and affected its website, according to FlightAware.com. The airline confirmed a network outage affecting airports and its website Tuesday, without offering any specifics. "We are working to resolve the issue and minimize any impact to our operations," said Mary Ryan, a spokeswoman for Chicago-based United. United can check in passengers manually while working to get its system back online, FlightAware.com Chief Executive Daniel Baker said.
August 27, 2009 |
American Airlines said Hewlett-Packard Co. would design a computerized system for reservations, pricing and ticketing that could become the industry standard. The companies signed a letter of intent to develop the program, called Jetstream, in the next four years. Jetstream is intended to improve efficiency and consistency, reducing operating costs. Hewlett-Packard would be able to sell the system to other airlines, capitalizing on the Palo Alto computer company's $13.2-billion purchase a year ago of services giant Electronic Data Systems Corp.