Delta cancels 275 more flights days after storm disruptions
- Author: Eleanor Harrison Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 1:37
"A travel waiver has been extended through the weekend to help customers rebook without change fees if travel plans are flexible", Delta said in its Saturday statement. Its biggest hub is in its headquarters city, where midweek storms have been plaguing travelers.
Passengers on Delta flights throughout the Southeast were treated to some free pizza and other snacks while waiting out the thunderstorms in Atlanta.
Delta Chief Operating Officer Gil West apologized to frustrated customers Thursday, saying the midweek storms had been "unprecedented" and tough to forecast.
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. That compared with 207 cancellations by rival American Airlines Group Inc., the website found.
Delta travelers whose flights are canceled can get a refund.
Southern states in the United States were assailed by hail and strong winds, forcing Delta Air Lines to cancel 300 flights.
His flight from LA to Detroit was canceled.
Saghian said his flight back home to NY after a business trip was scheduled to depart at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, then was delayed until 11:30 p.m., 12:30 a.m., then 1:30 a.m. Goldklangs' flight finally left Savannah Friday evening for NY, 61 minutes late.
Crystal and Wayne Curry described what can only be called a travel nightmare.
The thunder storm hit Wednesday, but canceled flights and long lines in Atlanta persisted into Friday.
He's talking about how Delta is handling a backlog of flights.
One airline made this week's flight delays a little less painful.
Thousands of people stood in hours-long lines in the concourses and in the terminal to try to get rebooked on flights back home or to their destinations.
"I would have to think that the value of all of the free publicity greatly exceeds the cost of the pizzas, " he said.
And despite all that maneuvering, they still missed the 80th birthday of Wayne's mother.
"It's always busy, but I have never seen this airport like this", Saghian said.