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Half of European flights delayed due to system failure

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Half of European flights delayed due to system failure

From the BBC

"Up to half of all European flights on Tuesday could suffer from delays due to a failure in one of the systems used to manage air traffic.

Eurocontrol, which co-ordinates flights across the continent, said almost 15,000 scheduled trips "could have some delay".

Contingency plans put in place have reduced the network capacity by another 10%, it said.

The problem is expected to be solved late on Tuesday evening."

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43633094

And before anyone asks the delays will not be eligible for EU 261 compensation.

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1. Re: Half of European flights delayed due to system failure

“And before anyone asks the delays will not be eligible for EU 261 compensation.”

...but give it a few days and watch the posts roll in.

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2. Re: Half of European flights delayed due to system failure

Wow, another system failure.

This will be unfortunate for many, trying to get home after Spring/Easter holidays.

Best of luck to all,

Hunt

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3. Re: Half of European flights delayed due to system failure

Added to NATS reducing flow over southern England for the next 10 days while they implement their new paperless system … not a great time to be flying.

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Edited: 03 April 2018, 20:00
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4. Re: Half of European flights delayed due to system failure

Phew I’m glad I flew back last night from TFS, even though it meant landing after 01.00 this morning to 2C and sleet!

Yet another systems resilience issue I lacti g air travel. Wonder if it’s system failure or a cyber attack?

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