Power outage causing large-scale Delta flight cancellations

Posted at 6:23 AM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 08:23:32-04

Delta flights have been delayed across the world because of a global computer system outage.

Passengers took to Twitter to report they couldn’t check in while others said they were stuck on the tarmac.

Delta is advising passengers to check their flights as soon as possible because the company is addressing the issue.

Delta said large-scale outages are expected.

Delta posted to its website:

7:30 a.m. ET UPDATE: Delta 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 computer systems and operations worldwide, resulting in flight delays. Large-scale cancellations are expected today. All flights enroute 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

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