A computer glitch at an Atlanta airport is causing flight delays around the country. Here's a roundup of the best first rants and reactions as bloggers and tweeters discovered the setback to travelers:
- Maggie Koerth-Baker, Boing Boing: "Is it too early to start drinking at the airport?" she asks. "If they won't open the bars yet, we think you at least deserve a conciliatory Cinnabon."
- Brooke Ashley Barber, Twitter: "Oh yeah...let's add a cold and hungover to that 3 hour red eye flight delay...coffee or beer this morning?"
- Julie Schoenfeld, Twitter: "It is never a good sign when during a flight delay the pilot opens the door and leaves the plane."
- John Carney, Forbes: "An aviation security expert we spoke with this morning said the glitch is almost certainly making it harder to detect when planes have deviated from their flight plan, a key indicator of a terrorist high jacking. We don't want to be alarmist about this, of course, but we thought we should share this possibility."
- Reason Magazine: "There's a good chance Washington is to blame."
- Allyson Robinson, Twitter: "So, I love the band, but really, Airport Starbucks, isn't Coldplay during massive flight delays a little cliche? And maybe redundant?"
- Jessica Molinero, Twitter: "Convinced that the computer-related flight delays are the beginning of the robot revolution."
- Kelly Reeves, Twitter: "Hackers?"
- Bryan Moylan, Gawker: "You're not leaving on that jet plane."
- Israel Matzav: "I was supposed to be home this afternoon. But God had other plans."
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