08-08-2016, 06:49 AM #1
Worldwide system failure ----Delta Air Lines
WORLDWIDE FLIGHT CHAOS Tens of thousands of Delta passengers stranded around the world after huge computer failure forces ALL planes to be grounded
since 3:20 AM EDT
According to Twitter accounts, passengers are stuck at Heathrow Airport in London, Málaga Airport in Spain, Keflavík International Airport in Reykjavík, Iceland, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Rome Ciampino Airport.
elays have also been reported at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport San Francisco International Airport, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Florida and NYC LaGuardia Airport.
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'Delta experienced a computer outage that has impacted flights scheduled for this morning. Flights awaiting departure are currently delayed. Flights enroute are operating normally. Delta is advising travelers to check the status of their flights this morning while the issue is being addressed.'
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08-08-2016, 06:56 AM #2
Unspecified issues with its computer systems globally.
airline declined to immediately comment
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08-08-2016, 07:01 AM #3
Stephen Smith, 32, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has been stuck on the ground for about three hours at Tokyo's Narita Airport on a flight that was supposed to go to Shanghai.
on the plane
08-08-2016, 07:09 AM #4Registered User
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Ugg...I used to work for an airport's major car rental company and when an airline system like this had a major outage it trickled down to the car rental companies, taxi cab drivers and local hotels. Lines and lines of passengers become unglued and belligerent, demanding rental cars to drive to their destination regardless of what the local rental car supply is. Glad I'm not at an airport today......it's going to be ugly and require infinite patience by all involved.
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08-08-2016, 07:16 AM #5
08-08-2016, 07:22 AM #6
This could turn into a real mess if this applies:
The new rule prohibits U.S. airlines operating domestic flights from permitting an aircraft to remain on the tarmac for more than three hours without deplaning passengers, with exceptions allowed only for safety or security or if air traffic control advises the pilot in command that returning to the terminal would disrupt airport operations. U.S. carriers operating international flights departing from or arriving in the United States must specify, in advance, their own time limits for deplaning passengers, with the same exceptions
Southwest Airlines was forced to cancel more than 2,000 flights across the U.S. last month
08-08-2016, 07:30 AM #7
The No. 2 U.S. carrier by traffic
passengers unable to check in and grounding departures globally.
they can have knock-on effects that last long after technical issues are resolved.
British Airways has been phasing in a new at-gate check-in system, at times snarling the processing of passengers. United
ContinentalHoldings Inc. suffered repeated computer problems after United and Continental merged. Last month Southwest Airlines Co., the No. 4 U.S. airline by traffic, also suffered a tech outage grounding some flights.http://www.wsj.com/articles/delta-air-lines-says-computers-down-everywhere-1470647527
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08-08-2016, 07:54 AM #8
Aug 8 2016, 6:57 am ET
Delta Computer Failure Grounds Flights Worldwide After Power Outage
by Alastair Jamieson, Shamar Walters and Kurt Chirbas
Tens of thousands of Delta passengers around the world were grounded indefinitely Monday after a power outage at its Atlanta headquarters caused a global system-wide computer failure.
Check-in systems, airport screens and even the airline's website and smartphone apps are affected by the problem, which began at 2:38 a.m. ET.
The airline has suspended departures until the problem can be fixed, while airport agents are writing out boarding passes by hand.
"Our systems are down everywhere," the airline told customers on Twitter...
08-08-2016, 09:20 AM #9Registered User
Speaking to CP24 Monday morning, one couple said it appears the delays could cause them to miss a very special occasion in San Francisco this afternoon.
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"We were supposed to get married at city hall in San Francisco at 3 p.m. but it’s not looking like we are going to make it," Alaina Whitaker said.
"I just feel bad. We have family and friends that are coming to San Francisco so obviously that’s changed."
Whitaker and her fiancée Perry Higgins said they looked into travelling with another airline but had no luck finding an available flight.
"Everyone is in the same boat right now," Whitaker said.
"There is nothing we can really do now other than think it’s going to be a story to tell at some point."
08-08-2016, 09:27 AM #10Registered User
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What a nightmare. Do they pay for missed connecting flights? I had insurance with Allegiant air. Since I did not tell them within 24 hours that another airline I was on had problems, the insurance was no good. Cute. I had no idea when my broken airplane was going to fly.
So always tell the airline right away if if you have no clue when you are flying. Who knows what other things are in those insurance plans to make it so they don't pay. Allegiant was not partners with anyone. The other airline said their only duty was to get me to the city I was going to. They did, but a couple days later.
08-08-2016, 09:36 AM #11
Hi Human Dotr
Ground stop lifted (means nothing!) oh good now we can go!
We have 426 airplanes waiting to move, 215 needing a gate ,478 looking for baggage handler, 232 that need reboarding, 69 who need to top off their tanks, baggage that is gonna be all over the place, 1200 connections missed, 21,000, to start checking in( with their, a massive surge at all TSA stops which are mess even witout a tidal wave of pissed off folks) , 421 gate changes, air traffic controllers that need to be rested cause of the confusion, some recatering on 51 flights, 78 aircraft now behind on maintneance, gate agent personal changes, landing/gate holds on the other end,
This is only in Atlanta!! Repeat worldwide! At the end of the day the only way to "restart" is a cancel a bunch of flights and reboot
I think that annoucmenets like that end up making people more pissed. They hear good we are going - nothing could be further from the truth. It is a big machine that has start up again .I think they should tell me people we are getting our systems back up, however please be aware that we are going to be experincing many delays in getting fully operationial again, please be patient, thank you for choosing Delta!
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08-08-2016, 10:21 AM #12
Delta Warns of Chaos After Power Outage
UPDATE 10:20a ET
Delta flights are now departing worldwide at a rate of multiple flights per minute and over 275 flights in the air currently. There is still a backlog of hundreds of flights and passengers will continue to experience mass delays and cancellations, but operations are now on track for a recovery.
Delta offering waiver through Aug. 12 for customers whose flights are canceled or significantly delayed on Aug. 8
expects large-scale flight cancellations on Monday
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08-08-2016, 10:47 AM #13
US airline giant Delta has blamed a power cut for its decision to suspend flights worldwide and leave hundreds of passengers stranded around the world.
A company statement said the outage caused its computer systems to crash.
power outage in Atlanta that impacted Delta computer systems," the company tweeted.
Delta ranks third in the world in terms of most passengers carried, according to industry body the IATA.
The overnight power failure took place in Atlanta, near Delta's headquarters, the company said.
"Check-in is currently operating using a back-up system and airport staff are on hand to assist any passengers that are impacted by the delays."
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08-08-2016, 01:35 PM #15
Thats a hoot !!
Humm some airline jingles might be a hoot:
Delta "We Love To Fly and It Shows"
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