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Delta lifts ground stop

Monday, August 08, 2016 - 00:55

Some Delta Air Lines flights resumed Monday six hours after a computer system crash had grounded planes worldwide. Fred Katayama reports.

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Delta Air Lines has lifted its ground stop, and some flights resumed Monday. This after its passengers were stranded and planes grounded worldwide after the U.S. carrier's computer systems crashed at 2:30 Monday morning. Delta said a power outage in Atlanta had impacted its systems. It warned customers on its website to expect cancellations and delays. Flights already in the air were operating normally. On Twitter, stranded passengers posted pictures of long lines at various airports. It's been a tough year for airlines and passengers who have had to experience long lines because of a lack of personnel to conduct security checks. Airfares have been falling as airlines add flights in excess of demand. Delta's shares, down 25 percent in the quarter ended June, rose in early trading.

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Delta lifts ground stop

Monday, August 08, 2016 - 00:55