2 Sprint fiber optic cuts grounded Alaska Airlines

Associated Press
2 Sprint fiber optic cuts grounded Alaska Airlines

Jim McBarron, manager of station perations for Alaska Airlines, uses a bullhorn to try and find passengers for a flight that was about to take off for San Diego, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, during a system-wide outage of the computers the airline uses to check in passengers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Most flights were delayed or canceled, but the airline was able to manually check in passengers for a few of its flights. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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