Delta Air Lines flights grounded as computer systems ‘down everywhere’

From Blacklistednews:

A worldwide system failure has been reported by Delta Air Lines. Social media users have posted photos showing long lines of passengers waiting to check-in at airports.

“Our systems are down everywhere. Hopefully it won’t be much longer,” Delta Air Lines said in response to a passenger’s tweet.

@Jessb6484 Hi there. I am really sorry for the inconvenience. Our systems are down everywhere. Hopefully it won’t be much longer. *SD

— Delta (@Delta) August 8, 2016


According to Twitter accounts, passengers are stuck at Heathrow Airport in London, Málaga Airport in Spain, Keflavík International Airport in Reykjavík, Iceland, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Rome Ciampino Airport.

@Delta computers down in Rome! Help. Someone send pizza!

— Camilla Rosenberg (@ca_mill_mill) August 8, 2016


Complicación para pasajeros de #Delta en todo el mundo. Su sistema computarizado no funciona, se cayó. @Telemundo47

— Alfredo Acosta (@AlfredoT47) August 8, 2016


Delays have also been reported at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport San Francisco International Airport, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Florida and NYC LaGuardia Airport.

@Delta – massive system failure worldwide, all planes grounded. No passengers being checked in. #cluster #shitshow

— Bobby Digital (@ghostdog310) August 8, 2016


“We’re currently experiencing system issues and working to resolve it asap,” Delta told another passenger on Twitter.

1 hr.+ lines @HeathrowAirport for @Delta due to system outage #Heathrow #oldschool manual ticketing @DeltaAssist

— Jake Chen (@MITJAKE) August 8, 2016


The failure reportedly caused problems with checking into and boarding Delta flights.

Delta main operations center has no functioning computers, Delta pilot on SFO runway says

— Charlie Siler (@cjsiler) August 8, 2016


The airline had to ground flights scheduled to leave Monday.

“Flights awaiting departure are currently delayed. Flights en route …

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