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Delta Air Lines Cancels Flights Due to Systemwide Power Outage; Slowly Recovers

I f you are having a difficult time traveling from one place to another via Delta Air Lines, it is because the airline had experienced a power outage at its world headquarters in Atlanta at approximately 2:30 in the morning Eastern Daylight Time — impacting its operations systemwide throughout the world with approximately 300 flights canceled at this time.

Delta Air Lines Cancels Flights Due to Systemwide Power Outage; Slowly Recovers

“As of 10:30 a.m. ET, Delta operated 800 of its nearly 6,000 scheduled flights”, according to this official update posted at Delta News Hub. “While systems are improving and flights are resuming, delays and cancellations continue.”

The first official update was provided by Delta Air Lines at 5:05 in the morning Eastern Daylight Time; but FlyerTalk member Ayskuadl first reported that something had gone awry at 3:26 in the morning: “Sitting on 1104 in HNL. Captain just told us Delta’s computers are down, cannot get takeoff perf. data. Affecting all flights systemwide. No estimated time when back up.”

Numerous other FlyerTalk members reported on flights operated by Delta Air Lines being delayed or cancelled from around the world.

“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.”


travel waiver has been issued by the airline where if your flight is canceled or significantly delayed, you are entitled to a refund; or if you change your itinerary, the change fee will be waived. “Even if your flight is not canceled, you may make a one-time change to your ticket without fee if you are scheduled to travel to, from, or through the following destination(s) on Delta, Delta Connection®, or Delta-coded flights during” today, Monday, August 8, 2016 where the ticket must be reissued on or before Friday, August 12, 2016; with rebooked travel beginning no later than that same day.

If you were affected by the impacted operations of Delta Air Lines today, be sure that you take advantage of the travel waiver…

…and if you are traveling today as a passenger on flights operated by Delta Air Lines, I hope that any inconvenience you might experience will be as minimal to you as possible.

Travel safely.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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