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June 10, 2011

US Airways Computers Crash Nationwide: All Flights Grounded

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By: NYCA Admin
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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.

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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.

Developing…


  • http://twitter.com/madamzulu pamela

    US Airways flights grounded nationwide. Computer crash. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KIO66XVJGJT3K45HEYRGTKFSXY matt

      Was this their system base on SABRE and HP?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KIO66XVJGJT3K45HEYRGTKFSXY matt

      Was this their system base on SABRE and HP?

  • http://twitter.com/madamzulu pamela

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/paul_eubanks paul eubanks

    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!