Domestic departures gradually resume after FAA restores its safety system

Published January 11, 2023 at 8:00 AM EST
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Travelers wait in the terminal as an Alaska Airlines plane sits at a gate at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday.

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Air traffic has resumed, but delays are still piling up, after the FAA halted all departures on Wednesday morning. A system for alerting pilots and airports of real-time hazards, called NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions), failed overnight.

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