PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Officials at Philadelphia International Airport tell Eyewitness News American Airlines and JetBlue experienced systemwide computer outages overnight. The outage led to several flight delays nationwide, including at PHL.
Passengers arriving at the airport were unable to check in early Friday morning.READ MORE: Methacton Lacrosse Coach Garth Little Facing Charges After Video Captures Him Shoving Student-Athlete
One woman says her flight was scheduled to leave at 6:20 a.m. She got there at 4 a.m. but turns out that wasn’t early enough.READ MORE: Homeowner's Body Found Following Explosions, Massive Fire In Lower Providence Township Townhouses
“The line was around and serpentine, there were so many people. There was a system outage. They wouldn’t hold the plane for 10 minutes. We were 10 minutes from getting on board. We’ve just lost a night in Bermuda and screwed up our whole vacation,” one traveler at Philadelphia International Airport said.MORE NEWS: 'Sad Day In The Rescue World': Animal Advocates Fear Proposed Legislation Would Force Dog Owners To Give Up Pets
Officials say the systems are now back online but the airlines are trying to catch up on those delayed flights.