Tallahassee still experiencing Delta delays, cancellations into Tuesday

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Published: Aug. 8, 2016 at 6:25 AM EDT
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

August 9, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- At least three Delta flights at Tallahassee International Airport remain affected a day after a computer outage grounded planes across the country.

Delta's three earliest flights out of Tallahassee have been either delayed or canceled Tuesday morning.

According to both Delta and the Tallahassee International Airport websites, Delta flight 2417 scheduled to depart Tallahassee at 5:30 a.m. is delayed. Delta flights 1429 and 2356, both to Atlanta and scheduled to depart at 6:54 a.m. and 10:36 a.m. respectively, have been canceled.

As of 7:30 a.m, one Delta flight to Tallahassee from Atlanta, scheduled to arrive at 9:56 a.m. has been canceled.

The airline has seven flights to Atlanta and seven flights from Atlanta scheduled for Tuesday.

Delta cancelled nearly 250 flights Tuesday, the company says. That comes after about 1,000 flights were cancelled and 3,000 flights were delayed Monday after the outage at its Atlanta headquarters.

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By: Lanetra Bennett

August 8, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Delta flights in Tallahassee were impacted because they all go through Atlanta.

The airport director says the first two flights out of Tallahassee Monday morning were delayed about four to five hours. Therefore, that pushed the other flights back.

Becky Payne says her 10:30 a.m. flight from Tallahassee to Lexington, Kentucky was delayed three hours. She had a connecting flight in Atlanta. "Which I'm going to miss," she said.

Payne was shocked about Delta Airline's power outage causing widespread flight delays and cancellations.

Payne said, "Unfortunately, I didn't hear anything until I got to the airport. So, I got up super early and then got here. Then got to sit here for an additional three hours. Sucks."

Jordan Griffin said, "Air travel is so important to commerce and people getting around the country that a little power outage causes this big of a mess is definitely concerning."

Griffin says the delays have been a bit challenging traveling with his young nephew and niece. But, his niece had a solution. She said, "I was telling Uncle Jordan maybe we could do stuff to make the time go faster."

Time wasn't an issue for Karen Nelson, who was flying back to Rochester, New York. She said, "I'm happy. I have my caffeine, my book, my friend, and peace and quiet because nobody's around. So, it's alright with me."

Delta has published a waiver for customers traveling August 8th through August 12th.

By: WCTV Eyewitness News

August 8, 2016

ATLANTA (WCTV Eyewitness News / CBS News) -- Delta Air Lines grounded flights on Monday after experiencing a system-wide loss of power that impacted thousands of flights.

The airline tweeted Monday morning that its computer systems were down "everywhere" and it had delayed flights scheduled to take off Monday as a result.

Delta was fully operational as of Monday afternoon, and resumed flights, but delays and cancellations were widespread as the airline worked to bring the flight schedule back to normal.

WGCL-TV, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta, where Delta is based, reports that the problem was first uncovered when a flight was to take off from San Francisco.

Delta says flights in the air were not affected.

The airline declined to immediately comment.

As of 9 a.m. Monday morning, multiple Delta flights into and out of Tallahassee International Airport were listed as delayed, but the airport tweeted that flights were starting to "return to normal" and customers should reach out to Delta regarding information on their flight.

Delta only services flights to and from Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International Airport out of Tallahassee. The airline has 7 departures and 5 arrivals scheduled for Tallahassee International Airport on Monday.

By 7:45 a.m., some Delta customers in Tallahassee were reporting that their flights had started to board, but some had later reported that they were deplaned after boarding. Two flights, Delta 2417 and 1429, originally scheduled for departure at 5:30 a.m. and 6:54 a.m., are still listed as 'delayed.'

Multiple other incoming and outgoing Delta flights were listed as "delayed" on the Tallahassee International Airport website, some for several hours.

At least one flight has been delayed out of Valdosta. Delta's website lists Delta flight 5501 as "past schedule." The flight is scheduled to depart the Valdosta Regional Airport at 5:33 a.m. and arrive at Atlanta at 6:34 a.m.

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