Southwest flights were grounded for 40 minutes this morning Follow for more ...

Southwest flights were grounded for 40 minutes this morning Follow for more ...
Southwest flights were grounded for 40 minutes this morning 

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Southwest Airlines has issued a ground stop this morning citing "a technology outage involving a vendor that provides aircraft weight and balance data."

"We appreciate our Customers patience as we work with our partner to resolve the issue as quickly as possible," the company said in a statement.

Southwest lifted the ground stop about 40 minutes later, and said the outage was because of an issue with a "vendor that services multiple carriers with data used in flight planning."

Delta says that an issue with a third-party vendor that “prevented some Delta Connection flights from being dispatched on time this morning.”

They add that no cancellations are expected due to the issue

Here's their statement:

A brief third-party technology issue prevented some Delta Connection flights from being dispatched on time this morning has been resolved. No cancellations are

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