Monday, October 8, 2012

Sprint Suffers Dual Fiber Cut Leading to Outage at Alaska Airlines

At 7:30 a.m. PST, Sprint suffered a dual fiber cut in its network leading to a major disruption at Alaska Airlines. The faults are believed to have occurred in Wisconsin and Oregon.  The company has not yet confirmed on the nature of the outage and whether the fiber cuts are coincidental.

Sprint provides the airline with connectivity to SABRE, the system used for reservations, check-in and to purchase tickets.

Alaska Airlines said the outage is preventing customers from checking in and has caused significant systemwide delays in all cities it serves.

See also