SEATTLE — A central computer system used to prepare flight plans and other information went down this morning and is causing multiple departure delays and some cancellations. Many morning flights have been delayed by two hours or more and other delays are expected throughout Alaska Airlines' route network until the system is restored.
Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight on www.alaskaair.com or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR before leaving for the airport.
IT specialists are working aggressively to restore the system and have made some progress since the system went down at 3 a.m.
The airline is working to accommodate customers on other airlines and will add additional flights once the computer system is restored.