dglobalnews.com Delta Cancels 275 Flights as Storm Woes Linger at Atlanta Hub
Published: Tue, April 11, 2017
Markets | By Armando Jensen

Delta Cancels 275 Flights as Storm Woes Linger at Atlanta Hub

With over 3,000 cancellations, this week's travel woes surpassed the issues Delta Air Lines faced in August 2016 when 2,300 flights were canceled due to a power outage caused by a fire at a Delta data center in Atlanta.

One passenger said his flight was delayed multiple times before he arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Several cancellations and delays led to a lot of frustration for people who were trying to rebook flights.

The No. 2 United States airline said it had canceled around 3,000 flights in the wake of Wednesday's storms that left passengers stranded and frustrated during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.

Delta officials said in a statement, "While we can't control the weather, we understand the resulting recovery has not been ideal and we apologize for that".

These problems were compounded by limited seating on other flights because of spring break.

Travelers stranded in Atlanta's airport. Rebooked again, her 1:30 p.m. departure on Friday was also canceled for lack of a flight attendant.

Long Island weather: Rain, gusty winds and possible flooding
Friday's temperatures will be held at bay in the 50s, thanks to mostly cloudy skies and a chilly brisk wind. Wednesday: Heavy rain early in the morning with gusty north winds to 30+ miles per hour .

Many passengers took their frustrations with Delta to social media and #DeltaMeltdown went viral. In March, the average Delta flight was about 85 percent full.

He says employees ordered 60 pizzas and 20 trays of chicken biscuits to feed more than 300 customers in Panama City, Florida.

Most leading US airlines have tried to limit empty seats by reducing the growth of flights.

Since then, the airline has canceled about 3,000 flights including 150 flights on Sunday.

The cancellations have left thousands of people in NYC struck without a way to get to Florida to many Pesach hotels.

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