Due to a power cut, no flights by American Carrier Delta Airlines could depart during Monday morning. The computer systems in the USA had been down all over the United States. The incident resulted in massive flight delays all throughout the country and the world.
Machines that had already departed were not affected, however the airport screens did show the wrong departure and landing times. This was communicated by the company via Twitter. They apologised for any inconveniences caused by the system error. They also stated that passengers traveling with Delta throughout the coming days might be affected, according to the company. They are advised to double check their flights status before getting to the airport, since the power cut continues to affect flight schedules.
Flights have now resumed but the airline advise of delays to come due to the ‘system wide outage’.
Due to a computer outage, flights awaiting departure are currently delayed. Flights enroute are operating normally.
— Delta News Hub (@DeltaNewsHub) 8. August 2016
Compensation possible – as long as departure in EU
Delta Airlines also serves routes to the UK and other European destinations. If the flight departs from any of those airports located in the EU, the passengers on board have from a delay of three or more hours right to a financial compensation. This can amount to up to 600 € per passenger.
Massive flight delays with Delta Airlines due to a power cut in the US