A computer outage is being blamed for causing major delays at airports worldwide, KTLA reported.
Sabre, a reservation system used by many carriers, went down at 12:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The company confirmed the outage on Twitter:
Sabre is experiencing a system issue. Our technology team is working as quickly as possible to resolve the situation.
— Sabre (@SabreNews) August 6, 2013
According to a Sabre spokesman, the affected airlines include Alaska Airlines, American, Frontier, JetBlue, LAN, Virgin America and Virgin Australia.
Virgin Australia, which implemented the Sabre system earlier this year, told Computerworld Australia that it was manually checking in passengers for domestic and international flights.
“As a result, the check-in process may take longer than usual and there may be some delays to flights,” the Virgin Australia spokeswoman said.
Sabre said its tech team is working to resolve the situation, but no ETA has been announced.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misspelled Qantas and incorrectly stated that United Airlines and Qantas use Sabre as their reservation system.