BA IT glitch fixed, flights could still be delayed, says airline

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British Airways’ schedule is getting back to normal after yesterday’s (August 7) IT system failure which resulted in hundreds of flights being cancelled. The airline said in a statement on their website that although the IT issues had been resolved there may still be knock-on delays to departing flights today.

Yesterday’s IT shutdown caused major delays and cancellations at a number of airports but Heathrow was hit hardest with hundreds of flights affected. By late afternoon the issues with the computers had been resolved but hundreds of passengers remained stranded both at home and abroad.

BA has advised passengers travelling today to check the airline’s website before travelling to the airport.

The airline has previously been hit by severe computer system failures that have left passengers stranded around the world. In 2017, over a May bank holiday weekend, nearly 80,000 passengers were stranded when 700 flights were cancelled over a three day period.

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