Monday, August 8, 2016

Delta is down

Delta is having a major computer problem this morning that is affecting flights nationwide. 

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unless you live in Atlanta....worst airline in history of earth.

Anonymous said...

Was it the Russians who hacked the Delta computers and shut down the entire fleet?

Anonymous said...

Statistically has the least delays and cancellations:

http://airlines.wanderbat.com/stories/13316/airlines-with-the-most-delayed-flights#1-Delta-Air-Lines

Everyone has some anecdotal story about a bad experience with a certain airline. And no, I don't work for Delta.

Anonymous said...

It is always the Russians that hack into things. Just ask Hillary.

Anonymous said...

The FOX news release says it was because of loss of electricity. Will be interesting to see if it was computers or power. I find it hard to believe that they don't have adequate generators to cover loss of power.

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, Delta is terrible until you try flying another major national carrier. Delta-bashing is for once-a-year (or less) flyers who have no idea what they're talking about.

(And don't start that Southwest crap, either. It's been years since Southwest earned its quality-bargain reputation. Today, Southwest is a flying bus ride.)

Anonymous said...

Call Josh Harkins. He'll fix it

Anonymous said...

I fly ~85,000 miles a year on delta and ~75,000 on American and the other guys, including Southwest.

Delta is, any will likely continue to be the best domestic airline to fly. The almost never cancel, and other than an occasional traffic flow into ATL, they're almost always on time.

American is a joke. Because of our smaller plans and subpar placement in DFW, I continually miss flights. Inevitably, the airplanes in American don't have WiFi... are older... and have many many issues that cause delays. You should google how big of a problem coffee pots are for American and how many flights they ground every year. Hell, you can't even use a mobile boarding pass in JAN on American.

I've never had a canceled flight because of crew placement or a crew timing out, which is more than I can say for pretty much everyone else.

If you fly more than 5000 miles a year, there is only one clear choice... and that's Delta.

Even you Southwest lovers, who are typically only occasional travelers... because Southwest zig-zags across the country, if they get a ground or weather delay, the whole day is screwed for everyone down the line. Sometimes, I have to trace a flight 3 or 4 legs deep on Flightaware to find the delay.

I can't speak to their luggage handling except for when I fly with my wife and child, the luggage ALWAYS makes it and can be tracked in their app. In fact, they just added RFID tracking to every bag tag. I don't carry on when I travel solo, I have a bag that'll fit in the overhead of a CRJ700 (read: tiny).

PittPanther said...

12:33, I'm also a frequent flier, though not to the same level as you. What bag do you carry on that fits into a crj700? Also, how many clothing items can you fit into it?

Anonymous said...

@ 12:33 - Amen brother! I RARELY have an issue with Delta..and when I do, it's due to severe weather that's beyond the airline's control.

Anonymous said...

if you really want travel problems, fly spirit...

Anonymous said...

@ 3:07---

I used to fly with a carry-on hard side from eBags.

When Delta started flying some CRJs using a regional carrier out of Jackson and I missed a flight waiting for American's valet bag guys (30 minutes!), I switched to a Samsonite Underseater. Amazon Link Here

I can fit about 3-4 days worth of clothes (it's roomier than it looks) then I put my toiletries in my back pack. I roll my khakis and use packing cubs for underwear and socks. 3 dress shirts, folded, fit nicely.

I worried about whether it would fit in a CRJ700, and it certainly did. Door closes perfectly. If it doesn't, it'll still fit under your seat and the back pack can go in the overhead.

Anonymous said...

Damn. I thought once Josh took over JAN that we would have trouble-free flights forevermore. This, just like all the other problems that people bitched about regarding flying in/out of JAN was a problem created by its ownership by City of Jackson. Why are we having this problem now?

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