Travel delays will never be fun, but spare a concept for individuals travelling through Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport terminal.
The airport terminal experienced an extended power outage which lasted from early mid-day right through to the night time, forcing a ground stop on flights headed to Atlanta, with planes mid-flight diverted to alternative airports.
A large number of flights had arrived in Atlanta because the blackout happened, with a few made to spend hrs around the tarmac because they anxiously waited for crews to consider passengers off via stairs.
It had been the situation for CNN’s Betsy Klein, who tweeted her experience of spending seven hrs stuck inside a Delta plane.
Pilot is travelling. States we’ve 1-2 more hrs – slow since there are only 5 teams of stairs and a large number of planes to unload. And they are unsure where they’ll take us once we are off. Also, he states you will find people stuck within the airport’s TRAM.
&mdash Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) December 17, 2017
Within the airport terminal, it had not been entirely obvious who had been responsible for the problem.
There were people resting on baggage claim belts.
Ellen Carmichael tweeted on a flight that was 10.5 hrs lengthy, and spent nearly yet another six hrs stranded around the runway before she was finally in a position to deplane.
Others also shared their predicament online, with the possible lack of food being a problem.
Hi yes I must order a pizza the delivery address may be the Atlanta airport terminal runway. Arrived hrs ago from Germany can&rsquot leave plane bc customs and outage but tend to customs obvious a pizza in the future aboard?
&mdash Lolo Johnson (@lolojones) December 17, 2017
Walking dead comparisons, philosophical and political conversations are increasingly being overheard about this stranded #Delta flight #ATLAirport for that record, I’ve two PB M&M&rsquos remaining of my purse rations pic.twitter.com/1C0TeWTfhb
&mdash Kaylin Jurrjens (@KaylinJurrjens) December 17, 2017
Currently of seat back screens, one plane used live entertainment to help keep spirits up.
Even employees were not able to escape in the carnage.
All power continues to be fully restored to the airport, and all sorts of passengers have finally been deplaned. The Town of Atlanta will allow travellers to remain in the Georgia Worldwide Convention Center for that night and Chick-Fil-A will give you food.
Yes, unbelievably, on the Sunday.