A COMPUTER system outage grounded all Delta flights worldwide on Monday morning, leaving hundreds of thousands of passengers stranded. Planes have since started taking off again, but not before wreaking havoc on travel plans around the globe. The world’s third-largest airline blamed a power failure in its home city of Atlanta, Georgia, for the problems.

Delta tweeted that although flights have resumed, passengers should still expect widespread delays and cancellations. Flight monitors in airports and on the carrier’s website and app may also be inaccurate, it warned. Customers who have suffered significant disruption are eligible for a refund. As of 10am local time, the airline reported that 300 flights had been cancelled, with more likely to follow.

Delta’s woes come on the heels of a call for the ouster of the top two executives at Southwest, a rival airline, following...Continue reading