A major outage of Virgin Blue’s Navitaire New Skies reservation and check-in system caused more than 100 flights to be cancelled on Sunday and Monday, affecting more than 100,000 passengers. The system crashed at 8 a.m. local time and a back-up system was supposed to take over within three hours but, for a yet-unexplained reason, this did not happen until 5 p.m. Jetstar and Qantaslink, which use the same IT provider in Australia, also experienced brief outages lasting about 15 ...

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