Customers across the United States reported problems with the aircraft computer at a number of airports.
A flood of tweets started rolling in just after 11am ET at 8:00 am on computer or network issues. Passengers on the ground said the problems associated with the flight check-in systems and could not issue boarding passes.
A spokesman for American Airlines confirmed that the question was with the Saber order and the ordering system, used by several major airlines – including the WestJet, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue, all of whom had passengers reporting problems.
The airline spokesman told TechCrunch that the "short technical problem" was resolved after 1
Saber is one of a handful of flight reservation systems used by airlines around the world. Saber, developed by Texas-based Saber Holdings, offers services to more than 400 airlines and 220,000 hotels.
The company reported a significant data breach in mid-2017 which affected its hotel reservation system after hackers scratched millions of customer credit cards. 19659002] Updated with comment from JetBlue and Saber, and that the outbreak is resolved.