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Delta cancels flights for third day after storm hits Atlanta

11 April 2017

Thunderstorms have caused Delta to cancel nearly 3,000 flights over the past five days with 1,500 cancellations affecting the world's busiest airport. About 60 percent of Delta's planes use the Atlanta airport on an average day, and the airline was still getting planes and crews into position to resume a normal schedule. Delta went the extra mile a year ago by giving out doughnuts, pizza and drinks to passengers when over 2,000 flights were cancelled due to a power outage.

And because of a nasty thunderstorm battering the city this week, Delta Airlines has been forced to cancel some 3,000 flights, leaving scores of passengers stranded.

"We know this is extremely frustrating for our customers and we apologize for that", Delta said in a statement Sunday.

The airline's travel waiver has been extended into the weekend so that customers can rebook their flights without the change fee.

Passengers across the United States who are traveling with Delta have been asked to check the status of their flights before arriving at the airport.

These problems were compounded by limited seating on other flights because of spring break.

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The baggage claim area at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was backed up Saturday with bags from stranded or rerouted passengers.

The thunder storm hit Wednesday, but canceled flights and long lines in Atlanta persisted into Friday.

A major nightmare for Delta passengers across the country.

"There's a ground hold at (New York's) LaGuardia so they may pull us off this plane", Goldklang told CNN from aboard a flight, her fourth attempt to get out of Savannah Friday evening.

Since then, the airline has canceled about 3,000 flights including 150 flights on Sunday.

The cancellations have left thousands of people in NYC struck without a way to get to Florida to many Pesach hotels.