A computer outage affected multiple airlines across the country and passengers are furious
- Flyers across the US were reporting issues with American Airlines and JetBlue flights on Tuesday.
- American Airlines said a computer vendor company called Sabre was responsible for the issues.
- The outage affected Boston, Las Vegas, New York, Charlotte, and more.
Software issues were wreaking havoc across the United States on Tuesday due to a computer issue with a major airline reservation system vendor, Sabre.
Flyers on American Airlines and JetBlue reported long lines and confusion at airports ranging from Las Vegas to New York, Boston to Atlanta, and others.An American Airlines spokesperson said the issue was quickly resolved.
"Earlier today, Sabre had a brief technical issue that impacted multiple carriers, including American Airlines," the company said. "This technical issue has been resolved. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience."
Sabre did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.
Turns out there is a system-wide computer outage at Charlotte International Airport preventing any flights from leaving. So this is fun.- Caroline Ballard (@cballardnews) March 26, 2019
Checking in at PSP, @AmericanAir computer system crashes...might be that type of day...- Dan H (@LarryBird33) March 26, 2019