JetBlue operations delayed as ‘global’ computer outage briefly cripples airline, again

Another month, another computer outage snarling morning travel.

JetBlue reported Tuesday morning that operations had been slowed by what it called a “global Sabre outage impacting multiple airlines.” By 5:22 a.m. EDT, the airline tweeted that its systems were recovering but that customers might experience longer-than-average waits at some airports as it worked to catch up.

It was the third such outage in as many months for Sabre, the backbone of many airlines’ reservations systems and other critical tech functions. Without its systems, airlines are unable to check in passengers or issue boarding passes, nor can customers check themselves in at self-serve kiosks.

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