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Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:01 PM

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport crippled by power outage

Source: CNN

Atlanta (CNN)A power outage at the world's busiest airport left thousands of passengers stranded in dark terminals and in planes sitting on the tarmac, as a ground stop for Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International disrupted air travel across the United States.

The outage affected all airport operations. Georgia Power said the cause has not yet been determined, though it may have involved a fire that caused extensive damage in a Georgia Power underground electrical facility. The fire impacted substations serving the airport.

Atlanta is the heart of the US air transport system, and the disruption led to flight delays and cancellations across the country. More than six hours into the outage, power was restored to one of seven concourses. The utility said it expected full power to be restored by midnight.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/17/us/atlanta-airport-power-outage/index.html

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Reply Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport crippled by power outage (Original post)
icymist Dec 2017 OP
TexasTowelie Dec 2017 #1
sandensea Dec 2017 #4
TexasTowelie Dec 2017 #8
sandensea Dec 2017 #10
Skittles Dec 2017 #6
TexasTowelie Dec 2017 #7
Skittles Dec 2017 #9
getagrip_already Dec 2017 #2
TexasProgresive Dec 2017 #11
sarcasmo Dec 2017 #14
getagrip_already Dec 2017 #17
cab67 Dec 2017 #3
quartz007 Dec 2017 #5
icymist Dec 2017 #12
getagrip_already Dec 2017 #18
PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2017 #13
RobinA Dec 2017 #15
PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2017 #20
Javaman Dec 2017 #16
getagrip_already Dec 2017 #19
Cal Carpenter Dec 2017 #21

Response to icymist (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:12 PM

1. My brother flew through there on Friday and jinxed the place.

It seems like wherever my brother goes it inevitably results in something being broken.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:33 PM

4. Was he born on the 13th by any chance?

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Response to sandensea (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:58 PM

8. No.

He was born on the 30th. He has a negative aura that affects everyone and everything around him.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 11:15 PM

10. I'm truly sorry to hear that.

If you'd like, PM me his birthdate and time (please mention the time zone). I'll see if I can find something in the astral chart that could help.

It's up to you of course; but I'll be happy to do it.

All the Best.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:46 PM

6. you want I should kick your brother's jinxed ass, TexasTowelie?

LEMME AT HIM!!!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:54 PM

7. I might have to take you up on that next year.

He is in Tennessee and Georgia for about 2.5 more weeks. However, when he gets home he is going to be difficult to deal with for a few reasons.

He voted for Trump if that gives you additional motivation to kick his ass though.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:59 PM

9. aw fuck, he is a TRUMP VOTER?

THAT IS REASON ENOUGH

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:25 PM

2. what's wierd about this...

Is that airports long ago were directed to ensure they had multiple power feeds, from different substations, coming in at different places. Ditto for communications and data links. They are also supposewd to have generators for airport operations and safety.

So why didn't ATL? Presumably one of the busiest airports in america/world didn't have reduncy built in for power loss?

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 11:23 PM

11. In my town is a class 5 op center

It has two separate power feeds with 3 back up generators and 3 environmental systems. It seems that one of the largest airports in the country could do as well.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 02:05 AM

14. I know, right? How does the biggest airport on the planet have no backup power?

My nephew with Downs Syndrome is stuck with his mom and dad in that nightmare.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 10:53 AM

17. I know people trying to get to morroco through ATL....

They have lost a minimum of 2 days on the ground there already, and they only have a confirmed route for one, not both.

They may have to bag the trip and take the losses for cancellations. All because some beancounter and some exec didn't see the need to spend the money.

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:28 PM

3. mine is one of the flights tomorrow cancelled.

Still haven't heard whether I'll be able to travel tomorrow. If it's Tuesday or Wednesday, so be it - I'd like to know, but I can't imagine the people trying to rebook everyone are having an easy time of it.

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:42 PM

5. I flew the day before Malaysian airplane disappeared

 

OK...so I flew out of Singapore, and that Malaysian plane flew out of Kuala Lumpur the next day haha

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 12:11 AM

12. From ABC News

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Response to icymist (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 10:55 AM

18. what, they haven't done enough to harm their passengers?

Now they are going to feed them that swill?

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 01:19 AM

13. I feel sorry for the airline employees at Atlanta

and every other airport upline or downline.

As awful as it is for the passengers, the employees are in hell. I know. I used to be one of those employees.

And when I worked flights usually weren't totally full all the time. Plus, passengers weren't checking themselves in at the kiosks, so there was a better employee/passenger ratio when things went bad.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 09:06 AM

15. On A Side Note...

If I'm ever in a dark alley and meet the person whose bright idea the kiosk check in was things will not be pretty. Although granted, he or she probably thought the kiosks would actually function most of the time. Still...why would anybody think that?

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Response to RobinA (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 02:00 PM

20. Because the kiosks are cheaper than live humans.

I tell people that being an airline ticket agent was the hardest job I've ever done, including childbirth.

Once, when my oldest was an infant, and I was with a group of mothers also with their infants, one mom sighed and said, "This is the hardest job I've ever had." I stared at her in amazement and said, "I can't imagine a job as easy as this."

And it wasn't as if she had an unusually difficult baby, just your normal sleeps erratically, cries randomly poops as soon as you've gotten the new diaper inn place, and the like. Those things do make an infant a challenge, but boy, was that easier than stuff like massively delayed and cancelled flights.

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 09:42 AM

16. such colossal bullshit in all of this...

ALL international and large domestic airports have back up diesel generators. That is required by the FAA.

something else is going on here.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 10:58 AM

19. yeah, like they fired everyone who knew how...

stuff works and all they have are political yes types who don't know a generator from a septic truck.

how much you wanna bet their emergency service exec's are airline hacks.....

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Response to icymist (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 02:22 PM

21. Power back on at Atlanta airport, but hundreds of flights still canceled

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/airplane-mode/power-back-atlanta-airport-hundreds-flights-still-canceled-n830691



ATLANTA — The lights were back on Monday, but it was not business as usual at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta a day after a nearly 11-hour power loss caused more than a thousand flight cancellations.

And a thick layer of fog rolling into Atlanta on Monday morning threatened to make the holiday travel nightmare even worse.

More than 400 flights were canceled Monday at the world’s busiest airport and 42 flights were delayed, according to FlightAware.com, after the massive outage left travelers stuck inside airport terminals and in some cases aboard planes for hours.

That number was an improvement from the 1,173 flights and 207 delays on Sunday.

more at link

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/airplane-mode/power-back-atlanta-airport-hundreds-flights-still-canceled-n830691

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