AIR FAIL

FAA Fixes Computer Error

At least it didn't happen this time next week: The FAA has fixed the computer disruption that occurred around 5:15 a.m., forcing carriers to enter flight plans manually via email or fax. But the delays may continue throughout the day. Afflicted carriers include Delta, which said it had "significant" delays and cancellations; AirTran, which reported 38 cancellations and "dozens more" delays; US Airways; and American Airlines, which said it had a maximum 68-minute delay but no cancellations. The computer error was similar to another in June 2007, which required manual processing of flights in Atlanta and Salt Lake City.