Computer crash snarls Alaska Air flights

Hundreds of Alaska Air passengers were stranded at Sea-Tac Airport and across the country Monday morning when the airline's computer system crashed.

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Crowds of Alaska Airlines passengers wait in long lines of the check-in area Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle during a system-wide outage of the computers the airline uses to check in passengers. Some flights were able to be checked in manually, but most flights were delayed or canceled. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Photo by Ted S. Warren
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