Frustrated travelers are facing major disruption at airports across the world after airline check-in systems crashed due to a “network issue”. Problems have been reported by passengers at London’s Gatwick and Heathrow, and airports in New York, Australia, Paris, Washington, Singapore, South Korea and South Africa, among many other locations. Travellers said they were unable to check in for their flights with a number of airlines – including British Airways, Air France, KLM, Qatar, Qantas, Lufthansa

and Southwest – after the systems crashed, causing delays and long queues. Travellers said they had been waiting to check in for nearly two hours without any luck, as the outage affected check-in services at airports and on internet browsers and mobile apps. The problem involved Altea software used by more than 100 airlines, with the programme’s creator, Amadeus, blaming the disruption on a network failure. READ MORE