Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Computer glitch delays Qantas flights

I thought I should find a place to log interesting software failures. So here is the first one, which hit the news last night and this morning.

"Computer glitch delays Qantas flights"

Amadeus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amadeus_CRS), a reservation system, failed for multiple airlines, and Qantas reportedly had to switch to manual processes. This failure was reported to have affected many other airlines internationally.