JetBlue says it voluntarily halted flights from taking off for an hour this afternoon, but the technical glitch that caused it had nothing to do with its new SabreSonic reservations system.
“This was unrelated to our Sabre reservation system," says JetBlue spokesman Sebastian White. "It was a centralized computer issue that inhibited our ability to properly display flight status info or dispatch flights, so we put a voluntary ground stop in place from 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST. Operations are back up and running now, and no flights were cancelled due to the outage.”
CNN reported that flights in the air were not impacted by the ground stop and that volumes were lighter than normal because of a snowstorm in the Northeast.