Delta Airline Disaster: Here’s What Really Went Wrong

JANINE E. MOONEY | August 10, 2016

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Poor Delta! How will they recover from this major disaster?Just days after Delta Airlines temporarily grounded its flights worldwide, cancelations and delays continue. About 1,000 flights were canceled on Monday, 680 flights were canceled on Tuesday, and an additional 2,400 flights were delayed. Now it’s Wednesday, day 3, and things are better, but still not good.So what’s the issue? Delta said the problem initially started with a power outage early Monday morning. Georgia Power, who control the power grid at the Atlanta airport (where the catastrophe began), said the outage did not originate with their system, but rather started in Delta’s own airline equipment.

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