The curse hits nationwide flights

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Dave

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Hi everyone,
as you know Trev set back on his longhaul back home last night and with it it seems that he's bought chaos icon_smile_big.gifComputer hitch brings nationwide flights chaos
11:43am Friday, 17th May 2002





Airports and airlines are reporting nationwide delays and cancellations after a software problem hit the air traffic control system.

British Airways alone has cancelled 14 return flights to Europe from Gatwick and Heathrow and the National Air Traffic Services is warning every airport in Britain is likely to be affected.

Short haul flights to Europe appear to be worst hit, with many airports reporting two-hour waits for flights.

Further delays and cancellations are possible if the computer problem at the Nats centre in Swanwick, Hampshire, is not quickly identified and solved.

In Scotland, airport managers were preparing for major delays with around 50 domestic flights expected to be affected this morning at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports.

A spokesman for BAA Scottish Airports said the problems were having a knock-on effect north of the border. He said: "Luckily, the first tranche of flights from our three airports left before the problems with air traffic control set in. But we are expecting delays with possibly as many as 50 domestic flights this morning."

A spokesman at Heathrow said: "As a temporary measure flight departures are being restricted from the airport and priority given to arriving aircraft. As a result there are flight delays and there may be some cancellations. Passengers are advised to contact their airline directly for more information."

London's City airport reported two-hour delays and a spokeswoman at Gatwick said the hitch had caused "a few" delays. It was not yet known how many flights were affected.

A spokeswoman for Birmingham International airport said the problem had led to some delays but advised passengers to check in as normal while Manchester Airport said eight flights had been affected so far.

Cardiff International Airport said the KLM 10am service to Amsterdam was cancelled and that other flights were delayed for up to two hours. A spokesman for Teesside Airport said it was experiencing minor delays and Bristol International Airport was reporting delays of up to an hour an a half on outgoing flights.





Is it just coincidence, lol - Dave
 

Ziptrev

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Tell me about it!!!!!


Atlanta out bound, pain in the ass as reporte,

In bound !, Leaving America , so didnt wanna know me, no security checks, baggage transfer straight from Charlotte to Manchester, no Custom checks!

BUT
Pane delayed over 1 and 1/4 hours !!

Slower flight, 1hr 45 mins late!
Still , home at last, with mobile battery failed (charger didnt fit US socket lol)Safe, Sound and happy!

CYA

Trev


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esox.20

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Great to hear your home safe and sound. John

chill out go fishing

Edited by - esox.20 on 17 May 2002 5:16:58 PM
 

Peter

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WELCOME HOME TREV!

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Trev,

Welcome Back - Lookimg forward to your tales on the bank at Drayton

Poles

Great info, great guys great fun, thats Maggot Drowners
 
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