Alaska Airlines had an outage in Seattle that caused flights to be halted across the country
Ted S. Warren/AP
- Alaska Airlines had an outage in Seattle on Sunday morning that left flights grounded.
- The flights still showed as on time, leaving passengers confused about whether flights had been canceled.
- Some passengers were headed to a big consumer electronics conference called CES in Las Vegas, and others were headed to JPMorgan's healthcare conference in San Francisco.
Alaska Airlines halted flights on Sunday morning, leaving customers stuck at the airport, after a national outage that began at 3:30 a.m. Pacific time and ended at 5:15 a.m.
The airline stopped some customers from boarding flights, and gate agents weren't sure when flights would resume.
A representative for Alaska Airlines told Business Insider that the outage took place in the airline's Seattle office, impacting the operations system and causing the airline to ground flights.
The representative on Sunday morning said five flights were canceled and 27 were delayed because of the outage.
The outage likely occurred because of high winds in Seattle.
The delays and cancellations are affecting travelers heading to the annual Consumer Electrics Show in Las Vegas and the JPMorgan Healthcare conference in San Francisco, including Business Insider reporters.
What's going on @AlaskaAir? I just praised you and now it's been 2hrs of delay and we're being told flight 1129 from PHL still can't leave because your entire system is down?!- Lyndsay Kancher (@lyndsayaissance) January 6, 2019
- Close-ups of footage said to show Gabby Petito's van near where a body was found appear to show the rear door closing
- Elon Musk pulled his 'last remaining house' off the market after vowing last year to get rid of nearly all his possessions
- It's never been more clear: companies should give up on back to office and let us all work remotely, permanently
- Salesforce Ventures backs Indian payments giant RazorPay as it looks to expand further outside India
- OnePlus sends legal notice to lawyer who alleged Nord 2 explosion — asks him to remove tweets and offer an apology
- iPhone with under-screen Touch ID could take even longer than expected
- OnePlus 2.0: OxygenOS and ColorOS to merge into a unified OS starting 2022
- Here’s what experts have to say about Cadbury Dairy Milk’s latest ad that has taken the internet by storm