Technical outage causing flight delays for airlines

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A technical outage is impacting major airlines and causing flight delays that may impact travel.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that several airlines were dealing with computer issues. The agency recommended people contact their airline directly for flight information and updates.

There are delays already at airports in Chicago, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Miami and Detroit.

Dan Landson of Southwest Airlines said there was an outage with a vendor that services multiple carriers with data used in flight planning. Southwest said it lifted an internal ground stop at 7:05 Eastern that had been implemented for about 40 minutes.

The airline anticipates scattered delays and said that travelers should check its website for the latest updates on specific flights.

Delta said some of its flights were impacted.

News Channel 11 has reached out to Tri-Cities Airport to check to see if flights are impacted due to this issue. A spokesperson for the airport says there are no issues due to the technical issue, at this time, that the airport is aware of. 

According to the airport’s website there are a few arrivals, and departures that are listed as ‘delayed.’ 

Stay with News Channel 11 as we continue to follow this developing story. 

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