Delta cancels flights for 3rd day after storm hits Atlanta

Posted April 09, 2017

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport has not had any cancelled or delayed flights.

Southern states in the United States were assailed by hail and strong winds, forcing Delta Air Lines to cancel 300 flights.

"It started around 11:50 a.m. and then the flight was delayed to 3:50 p.m., 4:26 p.m., 5 something and then 7:50 p.m.", Ferguson said. In August, information technology issues forced a nationwide halt to Delta's system.

"This is the bouquet my mom made me for my wedding".

For the second night in a row at Hartsfield-Jackson, tired travelers spread across the floor of the terminal to get sleep overnight after their flights were cancelled Thursday.

Now three future flight departures are delayed at the Tallahassee International Airport. I arrived in Atlanta around 2 am on Saturday morning and saw hundreds of people sprawled all over the airport floors, sleeping. I was supposed to get married in 8 hours.

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Delta admits recovery from Wednesday's severe weather has not been ideal.

Passengers took to Twitter on Saturday, some saying they had been stranded for days, complaining about the airline's lack of action and even joking at the shared plight of being stuck at an airport overnight.

"Eventually I was able to find a flight to Dayton; my plan was to rent a vehicle and then drive to Indianapolis".

"It's just a small gesture but it's one that our customers do appreciate", Delta corporate communications manager Michael Thomas told AJC.

"I'm a Delta gold medallion member and a frequent flyer". Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. So I'm with them.

Early Thursday morning, we counted more than 150 people sleeping at the airport on the 2nd floor.