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Computer Issues Causing Delayed and Canceled Domestic Japanese Flights

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | March 23, 2016

Computer Issues Causing Delayed and Canceled Domestic Japanese Flights

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Computer issues have caused major issues for airlines in the United States recently, but now Japan's airline infrastructure has fallen victim to such glitches. Thousands of passengers were stranded Tuesday as domestic flights were delayed due to airline computer failures.

According to The Associated Press, the widespread delays and cancellations on domestic flights began piling up Tuesday morning as Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways faced a system malfunction.

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All Nippon Airways released a statement saying that the company’s computer system would not allow customers to use Internet check-in, seat selection, make new reservations, change reservations and make payments for flights within Japan.

The Japanese airline stated that it was attempting to diagnose and remedy the problem.

Tokyo Haneda International Airport — the main All Nippon Airways hub in Japan — was suffering major delays and cancellations, and other smaller airlines like Starflyer, Airdo, Solaseed Air and Ibex Airlines were also facing technical issues.

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Local media outlets were reporting that thousands of travelers were stranded or forced to use other airlines as All Nippon Airways tried to fix its computer issues.


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