British Airways flights grounded after global IT outage

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(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

LONDON: British Airways flights in Britain were being delayed and passengers were suffering long waits at airports on Saturday (May 27) because of a global system outage, the airline said.

“We apologise to customers who are facing some delays following an IT outage this morning,” a BA spokeswoman said. “We are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.”

We apologise for the current IT systems outage. We are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

— British Airways (@British_Airways) May 27, 2017

She gave no further details. Passengers on social media reported long delays and flights by the IAG-owned airline being held on runways, at the start of a long holiday weekend in Britain.

“Still on the tarmac at Leeds. #britishairways reckon Heathrow is so backed up we can’t set off. No way we’ll make our Vegas flight,” one passenger David Raine wrote…

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