Passengers were left fuming for hours after British Airways flights were grounded en-masse across airports in the US.
British Airways apologized after flights from the United States were delayed late Monday by a technical issue, leaving countless travelers stuck in airports for hours.
“Our flights due to depart the USA tonight are currently delayed due to a technical issue with our third-party flight planning supplier, which we are urgently investigating,” the airline said in a statement.
Writer Colin Dickey tweeted that he was “chillin’ on the tarmac” at JFK for hours.
“Captain of our @British_Airways flight just said that their flight computers have been down for two hours worldwide and no BA plane can file a flight plan?” Dickey wrote on Monday night.
— Emily Lewis (@emilyllewis) December 20, 2022
British Airways said that the technical issue did not affect any flights that have already departed, and is not a safety issue. The company also noted that the majority of short-haul flights on its carrier were not affected.