Computer problems caused about two dozen Southwest Airlines flights at John Wayne Airport, alone, to be delayed on Tuesday. (Paige Austin/Patch)ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Southland travelers getting a jumpstart on their summer vacations endured a second straight day of widespread flight delays due to computer problems.The computer problems caused about two dozen flights at John Wayne Airport, alone, to be delayed on Tuesday. There were about 26 delayed arrivals and 13 departures, but the numbers were going up and down as the airline restored its services.Marisa Unvert, a spokeswoman for the airport, said the company’s systems were back online and the ground stop had been lifted, but additional cancellations and delays were anticipated as of about 2 p.m. Tuesday. Passengers are being advised to check their flight status before heading to the airport.Find out what’s happening in Newport Beach-Corona Del Marwith free, real-time updates from Patch.Let’s go!There were also expected impacts on other airline operations at the airport, she said.”We are in the process of resuming normal operations after a system issue this afternoon that created flight disruptions throughout our network,” Southwest Airlines posted on Twitter shortly before 1 p.m. “We know many customers still require assistance and are working to address those concerns as quickly as possible.”Find out what’s happening in Newport Beach-Corona Del Marwith free, real-time updates from Patch.Let’s go!The trouble began Monday night with issues with the company’s third-party weather data provider, prompting the airline to ground its jets for several hours before some flights resumed. On Monday night, all Southwest flights out of Hollywood Burbank Airport were due to nationwide network issues. The company announced that the problem was resolved, but outages again delayed flights on Tuesday from LAX to John Wayne Airport. Thousands of passengers took to social media to complain about the problem. Tuesday’s technical issue, which also briefly grounded the airline, was being investigated, according to Southwest officials. Southwest Airlines operates in Burbank, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Orange County, Ontario, Palm Springs, San Diego and Santa Barbara within Southern California.City News Service contributed to this report.Get more local news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for free Patch newsletters and alerts.ThankReply Share
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