Delta Airlines flights were grounded worldwide today following an early morning power outage in Atlanta, where the airline's operations are headquartered. Delta says power outage happened around 2:30 a.m., and while flights that were in progress were able to reach their destinations, the airline was forced to halt flights throughout the morning, and expects cancellations and delays to continue.
— Kyle Roberts (@KyleWeather) August 8, 2016
Limited departures resumed at 8:40 a.m., but Delta is still warning travelers to expect delays or cancellations today. Some travelers arriving at airports this morning had no idea about the meltdown until they beheld the smoldering shitshow awaiting them at their respective Delta terminals, where large crowds stared forlornly at airport screens that were incorrectly showing flights on time.
— Cannon Lee (@cannonlanelee) August 8, 2016
— KIMRIE LEWIS-DAVIS (@iamKimrie) August 8, 2016
— Joshua McClure (@joshuamcclure) August 8, 2016
If you're not at an airport right now, today's a winning day for you already. #delta
— Mason (@allunsolicited) August 8, 2016
— Chad Krockover (@BoilerKrock) August 8, 2016