LONDON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- British Airways on Tuesday had a computer glitch in London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports and some airports in the United States which caused delays for people checking in for their flights.
In the United States, the Chicago O'Hare International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport were affected by the glitch, as well as people flying in Washington, D.C, and Atlanta. British Airways customers complained of delays at check-in, baggage drop and on the runway while waiting for take-off.
"After some IT issues overnight, we are now checking in customers at London Heathrow and London Gatwick as normal," British Airways said in a statement. "Check-in may take a bit longer than usual, so we would encourage customers to check in online before they reach the airport. We are sorry for the delay to your journey."
Also on Tuesday, a Black Lives Matter sit-in protest at the London City Airport's only runway caused cancelations, delays and flight diversions. London's Metropolitan Police said nine protesters were arrested after erecting a tripod-shaped structure on the runway and locking themselves to it. The protesters will be charged with being unlawfully in a restricted zone, aggravated trespassing and breaching the airport's bylaws.