Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Delta: It's Not Only Your Luggage That Won't Arrive


They lost power to their computer system in Atlanta and everything shit the bed. A day afterwards and Delta's schedule is not back to normal.

I'm guessing that there is at least one airline that is going to be shopping for some big honking backup generators.

(Sorry about the bad link.)

7 comments:

deadstick said...

How about some big competent IT managers?

Comrade Misfit said...

Probably a good bet that somebody's going to lose their job over this one.

The New York Crank said...

Delta was sincerely hated, despised and loathed long before it screwed every single passenger it had yesterday. For one example, see a 2010 post on my own cranky blog, here: http://thenewyorkcrank.blogspot.com/search?q=Delta

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

hans said...

good take on this from Cringely
http://www.cringely.com/2016/08/08/outsourced-probably-hurt-delta-airlines-power-went/

montag said...

The Delta bean counters will tote up all the costs of this outage and if it doesn't reach a critical number Delta will do nothing beyond a ceremonial firing, if anybody is still watching.

Paul Wartenberg said...

Thank God for Southwest.

As someone who lives in Florida, any air travel I plan involves avoiding Delta and the Atlanta 9th Hub of Hell at all hazards.

Anonymous said...

Here's the real story of what went wrong:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/delta-system-outage-heres-what-went-wrong/

And somebody should lose their job(s) over this.