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Sun Dec 17, 2017, 04:11 PM

Hello from the runway at the Atlanta airport.

Major power outage, no planes going in or out. Good thing I have a power outlet at my seat, and some food, and a nice seatmate. This is going to take a while. I don’t think I’ve ever spent the right on a runway.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 04:13 PM

1. yup... I wonder what happened.

You are better off than they are in the terminal it seems.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 04:18 PM

2. Really? I dont have any information at all.

But I’d much prefer the terminal, where I could walk around. I’ve slept on an airport floor. At least I could lie down. My seat does not recline at all.

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Response to Croney (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 04:34 PM

3. If you have a connection, flights are being canceled, so maybe you can try and make alternate plans.

Sounds like SOME power has been restored, but far from total.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 04:39 PM

4. My Delta app has rebooked me to Boston at 7pm.

So they must be expecting resolution today. We’ll see.

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Response to Croney (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 04:52 PM

6. I hope they are right, but FAA has a "ground stop" issued--meaning flights across the country

enroute to Atlanta are grounded at their originating airports right now. So unless your Boston-bound plane is already in Atlanta, there may be problems. Just saying. I have spent hours on the tarmac during snow a few times. Only good thing was the plane didn't get hot.

Good luck

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 04:53 PM

7. Thanks! What a mess.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 04:45 PM

5. Atlanta is my most hated airport in the US

And I fly to LAX and IAD a lot.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 05:03 AM

8. It's not our favorite airport either, BUT

It's the only airport in the southern USA with daily nonstops to Düsseldorf (Delta).

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 06:54 AM

9. I am very fortunate. Got car and hotel.

Rebooked for tonight; plan to walk around downtown Atlanta since I never have, Ive only been through the airport dozens of times. When life gives you lemons...

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Response to Croney (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 07:58 AM

10. That's a relief! Read your post much earlier. I'm sure you know by now that this made national news

Let us know how you make out...

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141942007

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 08:08 AM

11. Thank you!

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