Delta passengers across the globe are not having the best of days today. The airline has suffered what it calls a system-wide computer outage which has resulted in it having to cancel hundreds of flights in the United States and around the world. Delta has explained that this glitch in the system was caused by a power outage in Atlanta at 2:30AM ET this morning which impacted its computer systems and operations worldwide.
The airline has already cautioned passengers to expect “large-scale cancellations” today as it works on a fix. It advises that passengers should check on the status of their flights before going to the airport. Flights that are already on their way to their destination remain unaffected by this issue.
“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,” Delta said in a blog post.
As of one hour ago, the airline had provided an update that it had cancelled approximately 300 flights due to the glitch, adding that while systems are coming online passengers should expect delays and cancellations to continue. It has operated 800 of the nearly 6,000 flights scheduled today.
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