Delta airlines is still scrambling to recover from Monday's meltdown, which forced the cancellation of 1,000 Delta flights worldwide throughout most of the morning, following a power outage at the company's operations headquarters in Atlanta. Delta was able to start resuming departures gradually by mid-morning, but delays and cancellations have persisted as the airline gets back on its feet.

The airline announced at 8:30 this morning that approximately 300 flights will be cancelled today "as it works to reset the operation and get crews, aircraft and other operational elements in place."

"We were able to bring our systems back on line and resume flights within a few hours yesterday but we are still operating in recovery mode,” Delta executive Dave Holtz said this morning. “We are sorry for what many of our customers have experienced over the past 24 hours, including those who remain at airports and continue waiting for their flights. We are doing everything we can to return our operation to normal reliability, but we do expect additional delays and cancellations."

Delta is waiving its flight change fees for customers ticketed to travel Tuesday, so if you can rebook to fly another time, you may want to consider it.


Delta is also offering some compensation to travelers who have been "significantly affected" by delays or cancellations ($200 for anyone delayed over three hours, details here). The airline also says its been doing its best to book hotel rooms for customers stranded overnight, but it appears not everyone was lucky enough to score accommodations.

Quigley, who was among over 1,000 Delta customers stranded at Narita airport outside Tokyo, also documented the long, sad line for the McDonald's at the terminal.

Delta's CEO has issued an apology, by the way. Sweet dreams everybody!