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Delta says 150 more flights canceled as storm effects linger

Delta says 150 more flights canceled as storm effects linger”

Storms that hit the Southeast earlier this week have continued to wreak havoc on air travel Saturday, with Delta Air Lines canceling nearly 300 more flights at its Atlanta hub.

According to a statement from Delta Air Lines, the team is trying to return flights to normal after severe storms struck the east coast this past week.

The world's busiest airport has hit a major slowdown and after thousands of flight cancellations over the past few days, passengers are fed up.

On Sunday, about 130 flights were canceled, with a statement from Delta Sunday citing the "availability of flight crews to operate within federally mandated crew rest and duty day guidelines".

Delta's Chief Operating Officer Gil West released a statement earlier this week, saying the Atlanta airport had nearly an "all-day ground stop" Wednesday. Delta uses Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as its main hub.

But West also acknowledged that the airline's recovery effort has not been "ideal" and apologized to customers. It cancelled another 275 flights on Saturday morning.

They were again rescheduled for a Monday flight, but Wayne Curry's diabetes medicine was due to run out before then.

In all, they said they spent more than $3,000 on rental cars, hotels, and new tickets because of the cancellations, as well as countless hours on hold with Delta's help line. So the Currys made a decision to rent a vehicle and drive to NY to fly home on another airline Saturday.



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