According to Delta Airlines officials, the airline anticipates returning to normal operations by mid-to-late afternoon Wednesday following a power outage Monday that disrupted the airline’s flight schedule. A chance of scattered thunderstorms expected in the eastern U.S. may have the potential slow the recovery.
Delta Airlines is advising passengers of the following:
- Delta will start the Wednesday operation with a little over 150 system-wide cancellations after roughly 800 flights were canceled Tuesday. Teams across the airline continued work during the overnight hours to bring an end to the impact of Monday’s outage that disrupted operations.
- Technology systems that allow airport customer service agents to process check-ins, conduct boarding and dispatch aircraft are functioning normally with the bulk of delays and cancellations coming as a result of flight crews displaced or running up against their maximum allowed duty period following the outage.
- Customers traveling today should plan to allow extra time at the airport and check the status of their flight at delta.com or the Fly Delta App. Customers can rebook their flight via the website.
- Delta’s travel waiver has been extended to August 10 and the airline has continued to provide hotel vouchers to several thousand customers, including more than 2,300 Tuesday night in Atlanta.
- Delta will extend its offer of compensation to customers significantly affected by delays or cancellations. Many customers have already been contacted by Delta agents.
- Unaccompanied minors will again be allowed to travel on Delta Wednesday following a temporary stay during the height of the disruption.