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'Significant Delays' at LAX Expected at Noon after Computer Glitch [Updated]
A problem, although now fixed, with the system that collects airlines' flight plans is causing numerous flight cancellations and delays across the country today.
"The outage and subsequent re-activation of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight plan system for pilots this morning on the east coast is expected to impact Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with significant flight delays beginning at 12 noon in some Terminals," airport officials announced this morning in a statement. "Passengers are advised to contact their respective airlines for the latest information on their flights."
Continued: "The screening process has not been affected. As a result of flight delays crowd volumes will be monitored by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel and Airport Law Enforcement. LAX Operations will be working closely with airlines to inform them of any necessary accommodations they may need to make for their passengers."
This is the second time in 15 months that a problem like this has caused delays.
Update: At 11 a.m., LAX officials now say it does not appear the airport will be effected: "The outage and subsequent re-activation of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight plan system for pilots this morning on the east coast is not expected to significantly impact flights at Los Angeles International Airport. The computer glitch had no other impact to airport or terminal operations. Passengers are still advised to contact their respective airlines for the latest news."
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