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Delta Airlines Out Worldwide Due To A Power Outage. Contingencies Anyone?

A handwritten Delta boarding pass, issued because the airline's computer system is down.
A handwritten Delta Airlines  boarding pass, issued because the airline’s computer system is down.

A power outage in Atlanta, which began at approximately 2:30 a.m. ET, has impacted Delta Airlines computer systems and operations worldwide, resulting in flight delays. Large-scale cancellations are expected Monday August 8. One piece of good news…All flights en route are operating normally. Flight status systems, including airport screens have been incorrectly showing flights on time and agents are unable to check anyone in.

Well, they did apologize…. We apologize to customers who are affected by this issue, and our teams are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

A few quick updates.

7:30 a.m. ET UPDATE: Delta Airlines has published a waiver for customers traveling on Aug. 8 through Aug. 12.

A power outage in Atlanta, which began at approximately 2:30 a.m. ET, has impacted Delta Airlines computer systems and operations worldwide, resulting in flight delays. Large-scale cancellations are expected today. All flights en route are operating normally. We are aware that flight status systems, including airport screens, are incorrectly showing flights on time. We apologize to customers who are affected by this issue, and our teams are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. Updates will be available on news.delta.com.

6:55 a.m. ET UPDATE: A power outage in Atlanta, which began at approximately 2:30 a.m. ET, has impacted DeltaAirlines computer systems and operations worldwide, resulting in flight delays. Large-scale cancellations are expected today. All flights en route are operating normally. We are aware that flight status systems, including airport screens, are incorrectly showing flights on time. We apologize to customers who are affected by this issue, and our teams are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. Updates will be available on news.delta.com.

http://news.delta.com/840-am-et-update-power-outage-affecting-flights-worldwide-ground-stop-lifted

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