Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has fixed the computer problem that delayed flights Monday across its 64-airport network on the West Coast and in Mexico and Canada, and operations slowly were returning to normal.
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines says at 7:30am Pacific Time on Monday, October 8, a fiber network cable problem in the Midwest caused a system wide failure of their computer system. The outage is preventing customers from checking in and is causing delays systemwide.
Local officials are warning of traffic disruptions and a possibility of violence as several May Day rallies and marches are set to converge in downtown Seattle Tuesday.
The Port of Seattle is reporting one runway open for air travel this morning after SeaTac Airport had shut down earlier today due to ice. Meantime, Alaska Airlines has announced their operations have been hindered by the weather, with only four flights dispatched by 12:00pm today.