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Long lines at Atlanta airport after server issue affects check-ins around the country

Airlines have said the issue is now resolved, but the domino effect of delays continues.

ATLANTA — Atlanta's airport is seeing major lines Friday, after an early-morning server issue that lasted for hours caused delays with check-ins for airlines at airports around the country.

11Alive Photojournalist Stephen Boissy is on scene at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, reporting long waits for travelers.

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Multiple airlines were reportedly affected by the issue. American Airlines, one of the companies affected, said just before 6 a.m. that the issue had been resolved. 

"Earlier today, Sabre had a technical issue that impacted multiple carriers, including American. This technical issue has been resolved. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience," a statement said.

But the domino effect of delays has continued into the later morning.

Credit: Stephen Boissy/WXIA
Credit: Stephen Boissy/WXIA

Some of the other airlines reportedly affected include JetBlue and Alaska Airlines.

Sabre officials released this statement in reference to the cause of the outage:

"Dell/EMC has confirmed it experienced a hardware redundancy failure that impacted Sabre’s system, including PSS and check-in. The issue has been resolved. Dell/EMC is working to understand why the failure occurred.”