Airlines and airports face long wait times when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) system fails. This incident happened early this morning, causing delays and cancellations for hundreds of flights across the United States.
The FAA system is used to monitor airports and air traffic, as well as issue safety recommendations to pilots. During the outage, some people feared a crash or other incident had occurred; however, that was not the case. The FAA has also ruled out a cyber attack and is still investigating the cause of the outage.
The FAA system is crucial for airlines and airports as it allows staff to communicate safety recommendations and delay schedules when necessary. It is still uncertain if Airlines and airports compensated passengers for the inconvenience by providing vouchers for future flights or cash back on their tickets.