Spirit Airlines restores system after outage

FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - Spirit Airlines experienced a system-wide service interruption Tuesday morning.

According to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the airline was unable to check-in passengers or board flights just before 8 a.m.

“This place was swarming with people,” said a traveler, “and then, out of nowhere, all the machines started going off, so everyone’s running to a machine, trying to check in. I finally was able to check in, went through security — I mean, the security line had no people in it since everyone was stuck out here. That was super quick and easy.”

The traveler also said she’s been delayed multiple times since the outage.

The airline restored their systems just before 9 a.m., but several international and domestic flights were impacted.

The airline said they advise travelers to check their flight status prior to arriving at the airport.

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