Nationwide United Airlines computer outage has flyers in Twitter rage

Reports are coming in on Twitter about a nationwide United Airlines computer outage. Planes have been grounded across the country.

Nope, not just you.

Apparently, the outage hasn’t affected the airline’s access to Twitter. United just tweeted:

Good luck, travelers.

  • $30423294

    These tweets are a good opportunity for us all to get used to the panic and frustration when Obamacare escalates.

    Imagine a sudden shut down in your hospital due to labor dispute or sheer incompetence, etc., while you sit in the waiting room suffering from chest pains.

    • DjWeideman

      Good point. Expect HHS to ask for an internet ‘kill switch’ for exactly that reason. Whoever controls the message…

    • DjWeideman

      Good point. Expect HHS to ask for an internet ‘kill switch’ for exactly that reason. Whoever controls the message…

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I’d imagine that the further along Obamacare is implemented, the less we’ll enjoy being treated with high tech machines. The increase in patient deaths will be from government union employees (the title Nurse and Doctor will disappear). The technology that will be used on us will be leeches, maggots and third world talismans.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I’d imagine that the further along Obamacare is implemented, the less we’ll enjoy being treated with high tech machines. The increase in patient deaths will be from government union employees (the title Nurse and Doctor will disappear). The technology that will be used on us will be leeches, maggots and third world talismans.

    • Whirlwinder

      Your chest pains will be long gone and you will be pushing up daisies as the death panel debates your future or lack of one. If you are old folks, why did you bother to go to the hospital. Don’t you know that the death panel has already thrown you under the bus?

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    But am I the only one who wonders about the all computerized airbus 319 and 320 which have become so popular lately?
    When the lighting and video systems need regular reboots and are frequently flaky, what’s running the autopilot?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Mike, it was 15 years ago but one of our very computerized warships was Dead in the Water for several hours due to a system failure. That was just the propulsion. When you consider that weapons and counter-measures are also that computerized, it’s pretty scary.

      http://gcn.com/articles/1998/07/13/software-glitches-leave-navy-smart-ship-dead-in-the-water.aspx

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Mike, it was 15 years ago but one of our very computerized warships was Dead in the Water for several hours due to a system failure. That was just the propulsion. When you consider that weapons and counter-measures are also that computerized, it’s pretty scary.

      http://gcn.com/articles/1998/07/13/software-glitches-leave-navy-smart-ship-dead-in-the-water.aspx

    • Whirlwinder

      Remember the French jet coming home from Brazil that tanked in the Atlantic?
      The pitot tubes froze up, all systems went down and the pilots, who were used to “flying” the computerized aircraft reacted to the situation in exactly the wrong manner. Your point is well made.

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    But am I the only one who wonders about the all computerized airbus 319 and 320 which have become so popular lately?
    When the lighting and video systems need regular reboots and are frequently flaky, what’s running the autopilot?

  • HappyHarriett

    You know there’s more to this than meets the eye.

    Please – whistleblowers – come forward.