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Power Outage Snarls Alaska Airlines Flights In Northwest

KUOW | Oct. 8, 2012 12:31 p.m. | Seattle

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Ruby de Luna

Alaska Airline flights have experienced delays Monday, including at the Portland airport.

Company president and CEO Brad Tilden says a power outage in Wisconsin is affecting the airlines’ internet connection, and its ability to check in passengers.

Tilden was at SeaTac Airport for a joint announcement with Delta Airlines. He apologized for the delay.

 “We’re doing everything we can to get the airline back on track. We’re operating out of other cities. We’re planning to operate manually in Seattle, doing what we can,” Tilden said.  “I just want to commit to our customers we’re doing everything we can to get back rolling again.”

Passengers were unable to check in for flights starting at 7:40 a.m. Monday. The airline started to check in passengers manually.

A company spokesperson says customers could rebook their flights at no charge.

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