Airlines report technical issues
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The Federal Aviation Administration said the technical outage this morning was "short lived" and that delays because of it should be "minimal."
"The service is back on line a few minutes ago and delays should be minimal," FAA spokesman Greg Martin told CNN
About the outage: Martin says the third-party vendor in question provides weight and balance software which airlines use to determine flight plans and make fuel calculations, among other purposes.
JetBlue said it is experiencing delays following a problem with AeroData.
Earlier today, American Airlines also said AeroData was experiencing a technical issue.
Here's the full statement from JetBlue Corporate Communications:
We are experiencing delays following an Aerodata issue impacting multiple airlines’ ability to release flights.
Customers can check their flight status at www.jetblue.com or by downloading the JetBlue Mobile App.
We are working with these partners to address the issue and apologize for the inconvenience.
Kate Bentley tweeted a photo of a couple of Southwest Airlines employees taking seats in wheelchairs at the Columbus, Ohio, airport.
"Our @SouthwestAir pilots got comfy... we’re not going anywhere," she tweeted.
Southwest issued a ground stop this morning for about 40 minutes citing "a technology outage involving a vendor."
Here's Bentley's tweet:
American Airlines in a tweet to a passenger said AeroData is experiencing a technical issue that is impacting multiple carriers including a few of AA’s regional carriers
CNN has reached out to AeroData for comment.
Southwest Airlines has issued a ground stop this morning citing "a technology outage involving a vendor that provides aircraft weight and balance data."
"We appreciate our Customers patience as we work with our partner to resolve the issue as quickly as possible," the company said in a statement.
Southwest lifted the ground stop about 40 minutes later, and said the outage was because of an issue with a "vendor that services multiple carriers with data used in flight planning."