BA flight plan system down?

Old Dec 19, 22, 4:42 pm
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BA flight plan system down?

Sat in Boston waiting to board the 212, they are saying the 'flight plan system' is down globally so anything that's not in the air is stuck......saying minimum 30 mins before an update......I guess that's long enough for a reboot in a DC somewhere.......
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Old Dec 19, 22, 4:51 pm
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I did wonder how long this would take to make FT given it is xmas week. Currently waiting on mine too. Been like this for the past couple of hours it seems. Fear not there are plans afoot, so to speak, the nuclear fall back option takes time to generate as it is an entirely manual process. This is especially true on pond hops with associated Nat Track messages and ETOPS planning.
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Old Dec 19, 22, 4:54 pm
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We're boarding now so hopefully sorted....
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Old Dec 19, 22, 5:02 pm
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Originally Posted by tuonopepper
We're boarding now so hopefully sorted....
assuming your flight had its plan finalised and transmitted prior to the outage itll be emailed to the station, printed and they can depart with that version so youll be fine I have no doubt.
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Old Dec 19, 22, 5:11 pm
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BA112 JFK-LHR, with everyone on board, is delayed for the same reason. Captain promised updates every 20min.
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Old Dec 19, 22, 5:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Sigwx
I did wonder how long this would take to make FT given it is xmas week. Currently waiting on mine too. Been like this for the past couple of hours it seems. Fear not there are plans afoot, so to speak, the nuclear fall back option takes time to generate as it is an entirely manual process. This is especially true on pond hops with associated Nat Track messages and ETOPS planning.
What is the liklihood of issues continuing into Tuesday? I have a vested interest in BA193 LHR-DFW.
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Old Dec 19, 22, 5:19 pm
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We're stuck at YYZ with the same issue. The captain was at least honest that he's got no clue when we might be in the air, but he'll give us an update in 30 minutes. I bet we'll have to go for deicing after too!
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Old Dec 19, 22, 5:22 pm
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Originally Posted by TedToToe
What is the liklihood of issues continuing into Tuesday? I have a vested interest in BA193 LHR-DFW.
It should all be sorted by then, famous last words I know. Typically they last a few hours at most.
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Old Dec 19, 22, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by tuonopepper
We're boarding now so hopefully sorted....
Woohoo. We are still sittng in DC (IAD) waiting on news about BA216... : ( Hopefully you're good luck will spread. NB We are told that it's just north america.
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Old Dec 19, 22, 5:45 pm
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BA2272 JFK>LGW also impacted the same. Waiting for critical paperwork from London and suggestion to go back to the lounge
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Old Dec 19, 22, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Sigwx
assuming your flight had its plan finalised and transmitted prior to the outage itll be emailed to the station, printed and they can depart with that version so youll be fine I have no doubt.
I was wrong, fully boarded on a rather old 777, fully fuelled all ready to go, currently 1hr late. Captain just came on, system still down, no idea when itll be fixed........

Given I'm not rushing anywhere at the other end I'm almost hoping for a 3hr delay and what will be my 7th 261 claim in as many weeks.....I could make a living out of flying BA at this rate.
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Old Dec 19, 22, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by TedToToe
What is the liklihood of issues continuing into Tuesday? I have a vested interest in BA193 LHR-DFW.
I suspect (hope) the system issue will be fixed but I'd imagine there could likely be some knock on delays depending on how many aircraft are stuck at outstations and for how long.
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Old Dec 19, 22, 6:22 pm
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Captain of the 212 just been back on.....no joy, been told next up date in 45 mins but no guarantee it'll fix it.

Not disembarking but he has told people they can walk around the plane and up and down the air bridge should they wish.....that's a new one on me!
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At BWI waiting for the 21:00 BA228 to LHR - just been told at least 1 hour... .
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Old Dec 19, 22, 6:30 pm
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JFK BA112 captain last update was 30 min ago, with no news of course. Doors still open here but no suggestions of stretching legs.
Our delay is 2hrs now, and it's 4hrs from the problem start if I recall correctly
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