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Delta reports canceling more than 450 flights after computer outage

Delta Airlines delays at Charlotte Douglas

A Delta Airlines computer glitch is causing delays at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and elsewhere Monday morning.
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A Delta Airlines computer glitch is causing delays at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and elsewhere Monday morning.

Delta Airlines has lifted its widespread grounding of flights blamed on a Monday computer outage, though hundreds of cancellations and delays continued, the airline said in a statement.

The airline reports it canceled 451 flights Monday morning due to a power outage impacting Delta operations system wide. As of 1:30 p.m. Delta while operating about 1,679 of its nearly 6,000 scheduled flights so far today. While systems are improving and flights are resuming, delays and cancellations continue.

Customers heading to the airport should expect delays and cancellations, the airline said in a statement.

“While inquiries are high and wait times are long, our customer service agents are doing everything they can to assist. There may also be some lag time in the display of accurate flight status at delta.com...and from Delta representatives on the phone and in airport,” the statement said .

The power outage in Atlanta, which began at 2:30 a.m., prompted a Delta Airlines to predict “large scale” flight cancellations and delays for its worldwide operations.

“Customers heading to the airport should expect delays and cancellations,” the airline said in a statement.

Computer outages were an issue earlier this summer for Southwest Airlines, which was forced to cancel more than 2,000 flights across the U.S. last month after technology problems prevented many travelers from checking in or boarding flights.

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