How to check your flight’s status after Atlanta airport’s weekend power outage
Delta Air Lines was forced to cancel a further 400 flights on Monday, mostly early morning services into Atlanta.
Flight delays and cancellations continue to plague travelers and holidaymakers across the United States and internationally after a severe power outage on Sunday at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
The power blackout, caused by an electrical fire at the main substation powering the airport, lasted for 11 hours and resulted in thousands of flights across the country being canceled, diverted and delayed.
Although the fire has been extinguished and Georgia’s primary airport is back up and running again, Delta Air Lines was forced to cancel a further 400 flights on Monday, mostly early morning services into Atlanta.
In a public statement, Delta said it expects its flight schedule to “return to normal” by Monday afternoon.
Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the busiest aviation hub in the United States. Therefore, due to the high number of cancellations and delays, it’s likely many flights across the country will be affected.
If you’re scheduled to fly this week, you can check your flight’s status on major airline websites or apps. To help out, we’ve listed the web links to a number of affected carrier’s up-to-date status pages below.
Just make sure to have your travel information, such as flight number and departure date, ready to enter.
- Delta Air Lines
- American Airlines
- United Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- Spirit Airlines
- Frontier Airlines
- JetBlue Airways
- Alaska Airlines
A number of US carriers are also waiving change fees for passengers with flights booked for Monday to, from or through Atlanta. Check the list below to see if your particular service meets the necessary requirements.
- Delta Air Lines waiver
- American Airlines waiver
- United Airlines waiver
- Southwest Airlines waiver
- Spirit Airlines waiver
- Frontier Airlines waiver
- JetBlue Airlines waiver
Hartsfield-Jackson Airport continues to post updates on its Twitter feed at @ATLairport. The Federal Aviation Administration said air traffic control facilities are fully operational and staffed. Passengers whose boarding passes are dated 12/17 (Sunday) will need to have a new ticket printed before proceeding through security.
It’s important to compare a range of different travel insurance policies in preparation for your next trip.