- A nationwide customs computer outage caused nightmare lines for travelers at major airports in New York, Houston, Atlanta and Miami
- People were flying on the US public holiday and were stuck in queues for up to two hours
- Twitter users questioned whether there had been a cyber attack but US Customs and Border Protection said there is no evidence that the computer malfunction signified hacking
On one of the busiest travel days of the year, many airplane passengers were trapped in hours-long lines because of a nationwide customs computer outage.
Major airports in New York, Houston, Atlanta and Miami were affected by these delays on the US public holiday. There were also long lines in Boston’s Logan Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.
The traveling snafu caused delays ranging from 30 minutes to two hours and hundreds of people got off flights and into motionless queues.
Crowds were packed at Miami International Airport because of the customs glitch