Airline Computer Outages Are the New Normal

If you flew recently with British Airways, I hope you made it to where you were going after five days.

Power surge is the culprit for $150 million boo-boo that grounded 75,000 passengers. I guess BA didn’t invest in a surge protector that we all do with our electronics.

This follows the outages from Delta in January that cancelled 300 flights and other regional airports that have experience outages on a small scale.

Compound these outages with irate passengers, false alarms that send people running for no reason, security experts expressing how venerable aviation is to terrorism and general dumbass-ery, this is going to be a great summer to fly!

Let’s look on the bright side. If you are grounded, you can get caught up on new seasons of Orange if the New Black and House of Cards. That hot novel every is raving about, you read it one sitting.

What I’m trying to say is that you can’t predict power outages, nor can you prepare for it. Just except that these things happen, there’s nothing you can do about it and think creatively if you desperately need to get to your that bachelorette party.

The worst thing you can do is throw a tantrum that somebody will video record, post to Twitter and you become “that guy.”