Delta struggles to take flight after global system outage

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LONDON (AP): Some Delta passengers say they received no notice of today’s computer outage that caused the airline to cancel hundreds of flights worldwide, with more than 1,000 others delayed.

Passengers say they only discovered they were stranded after they made it through security and found other passengers sleeping on the floor.

About six hours into the outage, Delta said limited flights had resumed.

The airline says that a power outage at a facility in Atlanta at around 2:30 a.m. Eastern started the cascading meltdown.

Flights that were already in the air when the outage struck continued, but many flights remained grounded. Over the next several hours, only a handful of flights took off instead of the usual hundreds, according to flight-tracking services.

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