Big Delays for Alaska Airlines Travelers

Alaska Airlines passengers wait in a line near inoperable check-in computers, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle during a system-wide outage of the computers the airline uses to check in passengers. The computers Alaska Airlines uses to check in passengers stopped working at 7:40 a.m. Monday, causing long lines of frustrated passengers who were unable to board flights that were delayed. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

SEATTLE (AP) - A computer problem is causing significant delays for Alaska Airlines flights.
   
Airline spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says the problem is with a data connection. The airline hasn't been able to check in passengers since 7:40 a.m. Monday.
   
Egan says technicians are trying to fix the problem as quickly as possible.
   
Meanwhile, there are long lines of passengers at Sea-Tac Airport where Alaska is the biggest carrier.