Delta Air Lines cancels almost 300 flights nationally

09 April, 2017, 02:40 | Author: Celia Hoffman

Airports in Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Kentucky, and other states had canceled or delayed flights on account of the storms. So after I left St. Louis at 5:30 this (Wednesday) morning and after multiple diversions and delays, they cancelled our final flight at 9:30 (Wednesday) tonight and there are no more flights out on Delta until Sunday. The airline also offered to waive change fees for those who rebooked their plans.

Stuck at the airport in Savannah because of weather in Atlanta.7 hour delay and Delta just ordered pizza for everyone! In a note to passengers Saturday, Delta explained that heavy spring break travel meant there were very limited options for rebooking flights. "The resulting recovery has not been ideal", he added.

Due to severe weather, the FAA has issued a ground stop.

Delta Air Lines COO Gil West called Wednesday's storm "unprecedented" and apologized to customers as the carrier continued to get the planes and flight crews to the proper destinations. Their luggage was apparently never pulled off the plane in time in Hong Kong, so they won't have their luggage when they get to Atlanta.

Since the severe weather rolled through Wednesday, 3,000 flights have been cancelled.

Jim Schmitz said he was at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for what seems like an eternity, going from line to line, unable to catch a flight to nearby Birmingham.

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"My trip had a cushion, so I'm OK", passenger Dana Key said.

Delta says thunderstorms, however, are more hard to predict in severity and length.

Delta Air Lines' issues are stretching into the Midwest and elsewhere Friday, April 7 with delays and cancellations reported in Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Toronto, Boston, Chicago, and NY, among others.

"It was just a series of unfortunate events", McKnight said.

"I'll hear about that for the rest of her life", he said.

"First they didn't have a captain, then they didn't have a crew" of flight attendants, Saghian said.

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