All American Airlines Flights Grounded

Tyler Durden's picture

For those flying in the northeast today, especially in and out of Boston, it is just not their day (all the more so if there are terroristy-looking, Arab-speaking passengers nearby). The day just got much worse for those flying American Airlines. Via BBG:

  • FAA SAYS ALL AMERICAN FLIGHTS GROUNDED AT AIRLINE'S REQUEST
  • FAA SAYS AMERICAN GROUNDINGS DUE TO AIRLINE COMPUTER PROBLEMS
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES SAYS SABRE RESERVATION SYSTEM OFFLINE
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES REPORTS RESERVATION SYSTEM OUTAGE ON TWITTER
  • SABRE SAYS THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS WITH AIRLINE BOOKING SYSTEM
  • FLIGHTS MAY RESUME AT 5PM EASTERN

Must be the evil Chinese hackers' fault again, and it is about time the government stepped in and regulated the entire Internet, preferably with a kill switch to get rid of all the pesky, fringe elements.

Update from American:

UPDATE as of 3:30pm CDT: Our systems have been fully restored, however we expect continued flight delays and cancellations throughout the remainder of the day. We have made several options available to our customers:

 

If customers must travel today and are already at the airport, they can rebook on another airline by visiting an American Airlines agent or by going to the other airline’s ticket counter with their electronic ticket number.

 

If customers must travel today and are not yet at the airport, they can rebook through American Airlines reservations or through another carrier and American will honor the fare difference.

 

If a customer chooses not to travel today, there will be no charge for reservation changes or a full refund will be provided.

 

It is important to note we see no evidence that today’s technical outage is related to the tragic events in Boston.

 

We will continue to provide more information throughout the day as we make progress in resolving this issue. We apologize to our customers and our people for this inconvenience

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slaughterer's picture

After AA, ZH.  Its the next logical step in the procuring of a total national security.  

Say What Again's picture

Good.

I didn't want to fly today anyways.

 

p.s.  -- BULLISH

Dr. Richard Head's picture

American Airlines is a Carnival Cruise in the sky, just not as much shit.......yet!

HoofHearted's picture

Free speech is for terrists. Guns are for terrists. Gold is for terrists.

Damn, someone like us could get labeled in crazy ways by people who can't pronounce "terrorist."

As Charlie Veitch used to tell us, "Everything is OK!"

Manthong's picture

..probably has nothing at all to do with US Air waltzing in to take the reigns...

(like Continental did to United)

redpill's picture

At least AA has wifi.  Fucking United.

Badabing's picture

AA is in trouble maybe they where long gold?

Making excuses because ….

  • SABRE SAYS THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS WITH AIRLINE BOOKING SYSTEM
TerminalDebt's picture

Maybe they know something we don't

we'll know if planes start blowing up again

gold-is-not-dead's picture

Sad day for the TSA people, they'll have no one to touch inapropriatly.

Manthong's picture

I prefer to call United "The Airline Formerly Known As Continental".

knukles's picture

LOL

Yep them travellers is "Stux" all right!

Freddie's picture

No groping and irradiation for you today.

McMolotov's picture

Board the fucking dirigible?

Motorhead's picture

But just them, AA, huh?  Hmmm.

Bearwagon's picture

Patience.

"And now get me that fucking president on the phone , and tell him how occupied he is! I need at least a day. I need a day to make something up!"

azzhatter's picture

He's on the back nine and Reggie Love is the ball washer

balolalo's picture

One possible motive for the Boston Marathon Bombing

Consider:
- after all of these foreign wars securing energy for peak oil
- and them now fracking us to death
- with the environment and resource depletion spiraling out of control
- the economy is re-tanking again
- and all of these trillions of un-fulfillable promises are coming due...

Why not create random violent/terrorist events to establish fortress/prison America?

To train the citizenry to abhor actual freedom in exchange for false security. And this allows one to have security forces in place as austerity really bites.*   

It's a cheap method to boot.  A bargain really, when compared to 9/11.

And to tickle your antennae just a bit:  

While they are at it, why not make it look like anti-tax people? So that if one is opposed to paying taxes to the government/corporations then one is associated with terrorists.... Hit em with a left and then a right.

In other words, prepping. 1% style. The psychotic top 1% of the 1%.  Up there it is not about left or right, conservative or liberal, it is just up and down. Like chess, and they and their friends are 20 moves ahead with a rigged board.  And they see this tsunami is heading our way...

It is nothing new actually, dictators and kings have been doing it for millenia, they were just more open about it.

Hey if you can entertain some JFK theories, why not this?

*I heard Ted Koppel with my own ears tell people that they should expect and not question heightened security at all public events. Basically get used police everywhere and you should feel bad if you question it.  (CBS 7:55PM PST)"

Seer's picture

Go watch the movie Brazil.

Bearwagon's picture

Don't remind me, please ...

Freddie's picture

F Ted Koppel.  TV is for retards as is Hollywood.  F TV and the media.  I stopped listening to Limbaugh in the car because he talks aboout all the scum on TV.  By talking about the scum he proves he is one of them.     F TV.  Keep being a sheep and keep watching like an idiot.  You are enabling these people.

Up there it is not about left or right, conservative or liberal, it is just up and down.

No liberals are still hateful douchebags. 

kchrisc's picture

Come on, we all know that Zerohedge hosts "kiddie-porn" and shares copyrighted materials. I've also heard that one can buy a fake Prada bag from there as well, but you didn't hear that from me.

I heard that Mises.org, InfoWars, SteveQuayle, LewRockwell, the GoldenJackAss, and all the rest do it too.

I hope they shut down these purveyors of smut and filth and end their pirating ways soon. The Internet would be such a better place to read CNN, NBCNews, FoxNews, NYT, WSJ, and all the rest.      hujel

RSBriggs's picture

Curiouser and curiouser....

Renewable Life's picture

God we are so predictable!!!!  

This has been the theory for sometime amongst the enemies of America, that all anyone would have to do is, wage a low intenisity war (small scale attacks and bombs), with repeated attacks every couple of weeks of even one a month, and the paranoia and anger would tear the Country apart, bringing everything to a standstill and collapsing the economy, in a short period of time!

Its called the "Snowball Theory" and will see if its in play! And don't be so nieve to think that our enemies are just Arabs at this point!  

pods's picture

To be fair, it ain't really tough to collapse the economy.

All you really have to do is remove the $85 X-tra large in QE every month.

pods

knukles's picture

That and Stuxnet JPM's EBT card operation.

Seer's picture

Pretty sad state of affairs when one figures that the elimination of a TON of counterfeiting ($85 billion/month) would actually KILL the system!

Selection wheel:

A) Rock;

B) Hard Place.

StychoKiller's picture

I'd like to buy vowel...

SMG's picture

Well, it may be time to start heading to the cabin.

LuckoftheIrish's picture

I was just thinking the same thing, really.

ZerOhead's picture

Cabin time is just around the corner... however... I will be waiting for Obama/Cheney to roll out the American Patriots for Safety and Security Act (2013) first.

It is a brilliant 645 page piece of legislation that is due to be released sometime this afternoon.

It basically allows unrestricted police searches of anyone anytime for anything (or for no reason at all) ... arbitrary (and reporting optional) arrests and indefinite detention of anybody for any reason... and basically everything else that the Modern Security State will require...

55 men's picture

Sarc! Isnt that already in place?

kchrisc's picture

Dude! You had me searching the hell out of that.

Am I an idiot for believing that that was possible and searching for it or are those that didn't the idiots?!

But in my defense, in November 2011 I initially didn't believe NDAA 2012 was real when a friend sent the link to me.

huejl

Agent P's picture

I heard it's printed on a piece of paper roughly the same size as the Bill of Rights and smells of fresh bleach.

paradism_'s picture

Lol same, the panic house

McMolotov's picture

My budget only allows for a "panic van."

paradism_'s picture

me too actually, perks of finding a female with a rich daddy I suppose

Pure Evil's picture

Youse guys are so lucky.

All I've got is a "panic fridge box" neatly tucked away under an interstate bridge.