Delta Resumes Flights After Worldwide Outage Leaves Travelers Stranded

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Travelers wait in line at the Delta check-in counter at LaGuardia Airport , Aug. 8, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. Delta flights around the globe were grounded and delayed on Monday morning due to a system outage. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Thousands of travelers were left stranded for at least six hours after a computer outage forced Delta Air Lines to ground flights worldwide Monday. Systems were back online at around 8:40 a.m. ET, and some flights have resumed.

Delta said customers should expect more cancellations as the airline gets back to full operations.

Seth Kaplan of Airline Weekly speaks with Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson about the outage and its effects.


Seth Kaplan, managing partner of the industry trade publication Airline Weekly, which tweets @Airline_Weekly.

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