All Delta flights grounded due to nationwide system outage

“Our systems are down everywhere…”

BREAKING: Delta Air Lines hit by delays as systems ‘DOWN EVERYWHERE’ and check-in halted

A WORLDWIDE system failure has delayed passengers on Delta Air Line fights after its computer systems went “down everywhere”.

  • tom_billesley

    “Outage” sounds so much less alarming then “crash”.

  • If God wanted humans to fly he would have given them wings. Or at least he would have made humans smart enough to realize that nothing should be 100% electronic/computer-based. There’s no way to run these systems manually in an emergency.

  • Brett_McS

    Computer says ‘no’.

    • FactsWillOut


  • Hard Little Machine

    Has the Washington Post run a story with the obligatory headline “Is This Trump’s Fault Too?”

    • ‘Trump Jet Implicated In Delta Outage’

  • FactsWillOut

    So, the computer system went down, and took all the pilots, ground crew and air crew with it.
    I seem to remember banking, flying, buying groceries, etc, before computers were everywhere.
    Information Technology has taken (in terms of skills, privacy and freedom) more than it’s given back, IMHO.

    • Workers today cannot operate a cash register that doesn’t figure the change.

      • FactsWillOut

        Heck, I had that happen to me in the 90’s, at a deli in Vancouver. They couldn’t make me a ham on rye because their cash register crashed.
        Roll on Armageddon.

        • I had the same experience in a deli on Hilton Head Island during a power outage – no food served because they couldn’t figure out how to bill the customers.

      • tom_billesley

        I can remember grocers where your brown paper bag had the addition from the previous customer pencilled on it. One of the three R’s of a basic schooling was ‘rithmetic.

    • John

      Remember the buzz about a ‘paperless society’? I’ve had the same employer for 30 years. Over that time we’ve gone from paper to computers for everything we do. There’s just as many papers as ever flying around and things move no faster than before. However our privacy and freedom have taken a hit.

    • Exile1981

      They can’t check to see if the people trying to board are supposed to be on that flight.

      If it is a hack it could be a way to slip someone onto a flight.

  • ontario john

    The Toronto Star is blaming Israel and Harper.

    • tom_billesley

      Not global warming?

    • That’s why all newspapers in Canada should be taken over by the State and put under the control of our Military — at least Canada’s Defense Minister would be realistic about the computer failure and blame it on Global Warming (which everybody knows is caused by Israel and Harper anyway).

      • ontario john

        As long as we still get pictures of bare chested Trudeau. He is so wonderful!

  • xavier

    Is this a breakdown or a hack attack?

    • Exile1981

      wondering the same thing.

  • Daviddowntown

    Yes, Friends, welcome to Pastor Flash’s our of Reckoning,
    with Organ Leroy at his organ again,
    and the Fifty-Voice St. Louis Aquarium Choir.
    I’m Decon E. L. Mouse.
    But, Dear Friends in these days of modern time,
    when you can’t tell the AC’s from the DC’s,
    well aren’t we all yearning for someone who can turn on a little stopping power?

    Dear Friends,
    I mean a smokey glass
    Don’t you think I mean a lightning rod
    with which to chase these spooks away?
    Don’t you know I mean our own Pastor Rod Flash!
    He’s been up for a week,
    but he’s coming down!

    White Lightning,
    White Lightning,
    this is Ground Beef Control.
    Do you read me?
    I read only Good Books
    Ho, ho, ho!
    You must be way out there, Pastor.
    I’m high, all right,
    but not on false drugs.
    I’m high on the real thing,
    Powerful gasoline,
    a clean windshield,
    and a shoeshine.
    He’s turning over!

    I’m all right, Roger.
    Just a little argument with my co-pilot.
    And guess what, Rog?
    The little needle pointing to “E”
    –and, while that’s always stood for Excellent in my Book,
    I guess it means I’m out of gas.

    You’ll have to sing me in, my friends.
    My favorite.
    Hymn 15–17.
    Aghh . . . [fading]

    I’m down!
    Thank you, Dear Friends,
    I’m down,
    I’m grounded,
    safe and sound,
    trailing clouds of glory,

    I’m down.
    And I’m marching!
    Yes, Dear Friends,
    I’m marching to dinner!
    ‘Cause Godamighty, I’m hungray!
    Yes! I’m hungray!

    and sound
    and hungray!
    We’re hungray!
    Of course you’re hungray!
    I’m hungray!
    We’re all hungray!
    So let’s eat!
    Let’s eat!

    And he said the word!
    What was it?

    And we ate it!
    Hot dog!
    And what was the word?
    Hot Dog!
    Hot Dog!
    Yes, Dear Friends,
    a mighty Hot Dog is our Lord!

    I’m not talking about Hate!
    No, I’m talking about Ate!
    Dinner at Eight!
    Let’s eat!

    More sugar!

  • Blacksmith

    Well they did finally get it together, my flight departed about 2 hours late then we waited on the Runway in Minneapolis for some time to get a gate. I got in about 3.5 hours later than originally planned.