Sep 28, 2017

Worldwide airport check-in systems crash was caused by single switch

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Huge queues formed at airports around the world today after an IT system vital to scores of airlines crashed due to one faulty switch.

A program run by a huge tech firm called Amadeus is behind computers for British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa and other carriers, who use it every day to check passengers onto flights.

But the system was sent into meltdown today when the firm accidentally triggered a computer crash, causing long lines of upset passengers to form at airports across the globe.

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