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American Airlines grounding flights.
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Posted on 04/16/2013 12:23:46 PM PDT by gop4lyf

A buddy of mine works at AA headquarters and he says that they are freaking out there over a outage in the reservation system. He says that they are grounding all flights globally. They can't figure out what's wrong and suspect it may be cyber terrorism.


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KEYWORDS: americanairlines; cyberterrorism; flightsgrounded
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1 posted on 04/16/2013 12:23:46 PM PDT by gop4lyf
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To: gop4lyf

Just got this text from him...

“Possible terrorism... None of our applications function, including Aatms, ims, sales link...”


2 posted on 04/16/2013 12:25:04 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: gop4lyf

Govt cant let those white, Christian, gun owning, Tea Party members whom bombed the Boston Marathon get away to their tax haven countries of refuge! /sarc


3 posted on 04/16/2013 12:25:24 PM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1

Iranians


4 posted on 04/16/2013 12:26:33 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: DCBryan1

The only solution is that we citizens give up all our rights and let government save us.


5 posted on 04/16/2013 12:27:11 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: gop4lyf

Just got word from some employes flying out today. Looks like a computer glitch. http://m.kltv.com/autojuice?targetUrl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.kltv.com%2fstory%2f21993863%2ffaa-american-airlines-grounds-flights-nationwide


6 posted on 04/16/2013 12:27:36 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Or North Korea. Hell, If I was Kim Jong-un...I would have launchted thoses MRBMs yesterday while Obama was distracted on how NOT to say the word “Terrorism” or “Islamic”.


7 posted on 04/16/2013 12:28:02 PM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: gop4lyf

Where is the HQ?


8 posted on 04/16/2013 12:28:02 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

"All your pranes are belong to us."

9 posted on 04/16/2013 12:28:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Inquisition...nobody expects them.
10 posted on 04/16/2013 12:28:21 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: gop4lyf

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/american-airlines-deals-with-shutdown-of-its-computerized-reservations-system/2013/04/16/071f880a-a6c1-11e2-9e1c-bb0fb0c2edd9_story.html


11 posted on 04/16/2013 12:28:23 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: don-o

Fort Worth


12 posted on 04/16/2013 12:29:06 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: EEGator

Never! Leave the cities before everyone tries to...


13 posted on 04/16/2013 12:29:10 PM PDT by seeker41 (Currently a displaced Texan)
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To: don-o

Dallas


14 posted on 04/16/2013 12:29:18 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: gop4lyf

Who needs cyber terrorism when you have unions and Windows.


15 posted on 04/16/2013 12:30:07 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: gop4lyf

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.....Robert Heinlein......


16 posted on 04/16/2013 12:30:47 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: gop4lyf

“He says that they are grounding all flights globally.”

As someone with more than 800K miles on American, I can assure you this will be the first passenger service improvement in more than a decade.


17 posted on 04/16/2013 12:33:13 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Theoria

HQ is in Ft. Worth a little southwest of DFW airport. Headquarters employees aren’t unionized.


18 posted on 04/16/2013 12:33:30 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: Theoria
Who needs cyber terrorism when you have unions and Windows.

Not quite - Windows is bad, but we can't blame this on them. I believe that AA runs Sabre on IBM mainframes.

19 posted on 04/16/2013 12:34:42 PM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: I cannot think of a name

LOL! I keep telling him to go work for Southwest Airlines.


20 posted on 04/16/2013 12:35:01 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: gop4lyf

Hey, it looks like the system (almost) worked.


21 posted on 04/16/2013 12:36:23 PM PDT by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: gop4lyf

Goof up the reservation system to get around the watch list?


22 posted on 04/16/2013 12:38:19 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: gop4lyf

Wife’s southwest flight from florida just got delayed 1/2 hour but sounds routine thus far.


24 posted on 04/16/2013 12:42:07 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: dfwgator

“berong”


25 posted on 04/16/2013 12:42:48 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: clintonh8r

Yep, I caught that right after I hit “Post”.


26 posted on 04/16/2013 12:43:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: gop4lyf

American Airlines grounds flights until 5 p.m.


27 posted on 04/16/2013 12:46:58 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: gop4lyf

Time to get back to paper and pen.


28 posted on 04/16/2013 12:47:36 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: gop4lyf

Didn’t American just merge with Useless Air, formerly known as All Agony Airlines?

That explains it all.


29 posted on 04/16/2013 12:50:06 PM PDT by ssaftler (It's Obama's fault)
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To: gop4lyf

I am literally the last person in my airport who knows how to board and dispatch an aircraft using PAPER.

Back in the day, computer failures were EXPECTED, and planned for. But, not today. I still don’t understand the logic in that.


30 posted on 04/16/2013 12:52:53 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: gop4lyf

Blame republicans and sequester in 10, 9, 8...


31 posted on 04/16/2013 12:53:29 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Red Badger

And, never attribute to stupidity which is adequately explained by evil. ie; If you voted for Obama, you are EITHER ignorant or evil.


32 posted on 04/16/2013 12:53:33 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: gop4lyf

Air Canada had a similar problem last year. I spent a night sleeping on the floor in Toronto Pearson Airport. Not fun.


33 posted on 04/16/2013 1:00:28 PM PDT by alphadoggie
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To: gop4lyf

Maybe they figure that they’ll be safer on the ground from North Korean nukes. That’s the logic of leadership.


34 posted on 04/16/2013 1:04:18 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: alphadoggie

You’d think they would have back up systems for the back up systems for the back up systems.


35 posted on 04/16/2013 1:07:08 PM PDT by bgill
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To: gop4lyf

New text......

“Sabre Back up, so we should be able to resume flights shortly.... Other apps are still down though, but shouldn’t interfere with putting planes back in sky”


36 posted on 04/16/2013 1:09:23 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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So if I have a planeload of people waiting to go someplace tell me again why I wouldn’t want to crank up the engines and take them? Can’t get lunch on board? Reservations are for the NEXT flight. We used to be able to fill up an airplane with people who walked in and actually bought a ticket. If the airline is so freeeeking bleeeped up that it can’t move a plane without a ground computer working maybe it’s time for them to just file chapt 11 and park it.?


37 posted on 04/16/2013 1:11:12 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: gop4lyf
They can't figure out what's wrong and suspect it may be cyber terrorism.

Or they outsourced it to the lowest Indian bidder, who turned around and subbed it to the lowest Chinese bidder, who turned around and kicked it to the lowest Vietnamese bidder. That or terrorism.


38 posted on 04/16/2013 1:19:21 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: gop4lyf

All flights out of Kansas City are cancelled or delayed. Half the inbound flights are the same.


39 posted on 04/16/2013 1:20:15 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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40 posted on 04/16/2013 1:30:50 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Red Badger
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.....Robert Heinlein......

Heinlein never met Bronco Bama

41 posted on 04/16/2013 1:31:37 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: alphadoggie
"Air Canada had a similar problem last year. I spent a night sleeping on the floor in Toronto Pearson Airport. Not fun."

At least it was Toronto!

I don't know what I mean by that but I just had to post it anyway!

42 posted on 04/16/2013 1:31:38 PM PDT by hummingbird (So much conspiracy and not enough time.)
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To: gop4lyf

Just boarding my flight now at DFW after a 2.5 hour delay.


43 posted on 04/16/2013 1:31:42 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Cold Heart

As you say...


44 posted on 04/16/2013 1:33:55 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: tflabo
Hope things go smoothly for you.((((Hugs))))
45 posted on 04/16/2013 1:38:46 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: TSgt

“It’s better to shut it down elegantly rather than have it fail spectacularly”

I would think that an airline would base their system on Erlang, which is a language that can route around network problems and allows hot upgrades with no downtime. It was developed by Ericcson for cell phone networks.

“It was designed by Ericsson to support distributed, fault-tolerant, soft-real-time, non-stop applications. It supports hot swapping, so that code can be changed without stopping a system.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erlang_%28programming_language%29


46 posted on 04/16/2013 1:38:48 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: gop4lyf

Very simple, in an effort to merge US Airways system with AA, they found out why you never mix matter with anti-matter.

US Airways should have been run out of business years ago. I flew an average of 120+ flights a year for over 20 years and by far they are the lowest of the low lives.


47 posted on 04/16/2013 1:39:07 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: gop4lyf

Maybe someone plugged an Ethernet switch in to the system.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3008590/posts


48 posted on 04/16/2013 1:46:07 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Your comment is one of the reasons I need this site...I need a laugh somewhere amongst all the gloom and doom and you have provided.

Thank you!


49 posted on 04/16/2013 2:01:19 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: dfwgator

I hate when that happens! We need an edit function.

:>)


50 posted on 04/16/2013 2:02:13 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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