Customs System "Disruption" Halts Major Airports, Including DFW International

02 January, 2018, 12:10 | Author: Constance French
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No indication the disruption was malicious in nature.

Operations at other major airports, including John F. Kennedy in NY and Fort Worth International in Dallas, were also impacted. It wasn't just a problem at JFK, a similar scene unfolded at Miami International Airport.

Several airports Tweeted out warnings to passengers, like this one, from Dallas-Fort Worth: "Good evening, there is a system issue affecting processing times for customs".

The agency said in a statement that it "experienced a temporary outage with its processing systems at various airports" that began at around 7:30 p.m. and lasted until 9:30 p.m. The brief outage's after-effects are still being felt at some airports and delays are expected.

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Travelers in Miami say it was a mass of people and a mess. It said Monday night that all airports were back on line. All airports were back on line after wait times for travelers that were longer than usual, it said.

Customs says that passengers continued to be processed during the outage, "using alternative procedures at affected airports".

"Just landed back in the USA and I'm stuck in the customs line because the border patrol servers are down nationwide", wrote Pearse Adams.

The agency reported that it still had access to national security-related databases during the disruption, and all travelers were screened according to security standards.

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