Travelers frustrated facing another day of delays, cancelations at Atlanta’s airport

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Passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson international Airport are dealing with the frustrations of another day of flight delays and cancellations.

Channel 2′s Elizabeth Rawlins found more than 150 flights impacted so far Monday. It was a chaotic start to the week at Atlanta’s airport with some travelers telling Rawlins that they were still waiting for new flights after theirs was canceled over the weekend.

“I’m holding my breath. I’m here four hours early anticipating everything is going to be on time,” traveler Velvet Redd said.

“We’ve been gone for quite a while and we are ready to get home,” traveler Nick Butterworth said.

Others are adjusting to significant delays.

“What time were you supposed to take off?” Rawlins asked traveler Scotlynd Johnson.

“At 12 o’clock,” Johnson said.

“What time are you supposed to leave now?” Rawlins asked.

“I don’t know, it’s not telling me. This is so frustrating,” Johnson said.


Delta Air Lines canceled nearly 100 flights over weekend, once again blaming the on-going staffing shortage.

But some flyers traveling with United and American airlines are also feeling the impact.

“After this, I don’t think I’m going to fly American again,” Johnson said.

It was a double-whammy for some travelers Monday morning -- not only facing flight disruptions but also facility disruptions.

Airport officials reported a water main break in Concourse B impacting restaurants and bathrooms in the area.

“It’s always something when I come to the airport,” Johnson said.

“As a traveler, don’t give up hope,” Butterworth said.

Flight cancellations are not just happening in Atlanta. More than 3,000 flights were delayed or cancelled over the holiday weekend.

Airlines are blaming high demand, severe weather and staffing shortages.

Analysts predict travel problems will likely continue through the summer and possibly into next year.

As of Monday, Flightaware said almost 350 flights have been cancelled within, into or out of the United States.