Delta Grounds Planes Due to Global Computer System Outage

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Update 2

If you are flying Delta today (August 8), you’re likely in for some turbulence before you ever leave the ground.

The airline announced early Monday morning that it has grounded all of its planes due to a global computer system outage.

The backlash is already being seen in airports across the U.S. and the world.

Some passengers are stuck with no option but to take a seat wherever they can find one, and in some places that’s on airport floors.

Some are even lying down for a nap.

Long lines are growing longer at Delta’s hub in Atlanta, which is making for a rough start to the week. 

We’ve been monitoring Evansville Regional Airport’s website.

The Atlanta flight scheduled for 5:30 a.m. Monday shows a message for passengers to call the airline.

Our senior producer, Mike Fehn, has been monitoring the Flightradar24 app.

He confirms there are no Delta planes to be found anywhere in the sky.

We will continue to monitor this situation throughout the day.

Update 1

Delta Airlines has released a statement saying that a widespread computer outage has impacted flights scheduled for Monday morning.  

Flights awaiting departure are delayed, according to the statement, while flights en route are operating normally.

Passengers from around the world took to Twitter, reporting problems including the inability to check in and being stuck on the tarmac.

At last check, the Evansville Airport website says the next Delta flight is scheduled to leave at 6:24 a.m. heading to Detroit.

However, an earlier flight scheduled for Atlanta did not take off.

The company is advising travelers to check their flight status as the issue is being addressed.

Original Story

If you’re booked to fly Delta today (August 8), you could be waiting a while to catch that flight.

The airline has grounded all of its planes due to a global computer system outage.

On its Twitter page early Monday morning, officials said systems are down everywhere, adding that hopefully it won’t be much longer.

Passengers reported problems via Twitter, including the inability to check in or being stuck on the tarmac at airports across the globe.

The next scheduled Delta flight to leave Evansville Regional is at 5:35 a.m.

According to the airport’s website, that flight to Atlanta is still on time, but you will want to check ahead.

We will follow this situation for you throughout the morning.

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