TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – What a way to start off a new week! The friendly skies were not so nice to thousands of Delta passengers across the globe on Monday as a computer outage grounded flights and left many people at Tampa International Airport scrambling to re-arrange travel plans like Lori Mignami, who was on her way to Salt Lake City.
“I have a half hour layover in Atlanta, so it appears I won’t be making the next flight,” said Mignami.
According to the airline, the outage only lasted for about 6 hours on Monday morning, but it affected everything from check-in computers to the airline’s smartphone app, forcing the cancellation of more than 450 flights, including some out of Tampa.
“I mean, it is what it is. There’s nothing i can do about it,” said Robert Hodges, traveling home to South Carolina after visiting family in Florida.
On it’s website, the airline is blaming it all on a power outage in Atlanta which impacted computer systems and operations worldwide.
The disaster wasn’t all that bad for some flyers though.
What could have been a red eye disaster turned into a great afternoon for Briege Keenan, flying back to San Diego after spending the weekend with her boyfriend in Florida.
“My original flight was 12:45 p.m. and I changed my flight at the kiosk and it was scheduled for like 7:00 p.m. and this lady took me aside and gave me a flight at 4:30 p.m.so i’m getting into San Diego at 9:15 p.m. instead of midnight, which is awesome,” said Keenan.
Here are the links to four Tampa Bay and Orlando area airport websites to check for flight delays.
- Check the status of flights at Tampa International Airport’s website.
- Check the status of flights at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport here.
- Check the status of flights at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport here.
- Check the status of flights at Orlando International Airport here.
Stay with WFLA.com for updates.