I hope they are playing Mozart's requiem down the help lines (the piece he was trying to finish when he died)
The Amadeus airline booking platform is suffering another outage, so far mostly seen in a follow-on TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance) hitting Australian airline Qantas. The Australian carrier is telling customers its booking systems are unavailable, and says it's not the only airline worldwide to be hit. …
Of the plethora of international travel reservation systems, ONLY Amadeus has it's database outside the USA and the many privacy-breaking Acts such as PATRIOT. This upsets the USA government historically.
This means the whole operation is subject to the EU privacy rules which are far better than the essentially non-existent US domain.
The US-based GDS systems provide the FBI, et al, with very unlimited access to data.
If you are crossing adjacent borders, and want to limit your 'visibility', use ground transportation.
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