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June 10, 2011

US Airways Computers Crash Nationwide: All Flights Grounded

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UPDATE [8:20 PM EDT]: US Airways tells us a data center power outage at a Phoenix data center has knocked out their airport and web-based computer systems. Some systems are coming back online, but customers should check their flight status before heading to the airport. For flight status, customers should call 800-428-4322.

A spokeswoman did not have a timeframe for when the issue might be resolved completely.

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US Airways’ computer system—including their website—reportedly crashed Friday evening, crippling the airline’s flight check-ins nationwide and leaving hundreds of flights and thousands of passengers grounded.

US Airways Airbus A321 N170US

US Airways Airbus A321 (N170US) at Fort Lauderdale. (Photo by Mark Lawrence)

According to at least one US Airways employee, their corporate email was also inaccessible.

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  • US Airways flights grounded nationwide. Computer crash. 

    • Was this their system base on SABRE and HP?

    • Was this their system base on SABRE and HP?

  • US Airways flights grounded nationwide. Computer crash. 

  • Anonymous

    WOWWWWWWWWW!  No failover data center?  That’s hard to believe.

  • Anonymous

    WOWWWWWWWWW!  No failover data center?  That’s hard to believe.

  • Anonymous

    WOWWWWWWWWW!  No failover data center?  That’s hard to believe.

  • Time to GTFO of that Phoenix datacenter then! LRN 2 Replicate, srsly.

  • Anonymous

    thanks a lot for sharing this….

  • Anonymous

    Sorry to hear that! They should be more careful!