Power outage in ATL

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as of ~1am EST on 12/18:

AFFECTED CITIES (TO / FROM / THROUGH)
Atlanta, GA (ATL)

IMPACTED TRAVEL DATE(S)
December 17-19, 2017

TICKET MUST BE REISSUED ON OR BEFORE
December 22, 2017

REBOOKED TRAVEL MUST BEGIN NO LATER THAN
December 22, 2017

An Atlanta newspaper article that describes the aiport's lack of preparation and poor communications during the outage: MyAJC - Zero communication, Airport had no plan for total power outage (Posted: 8:28 p.m. Monday, December 18, 2017)
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Old Dec 17, 17, 8:36 pm
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Drivers can only drive on a airport with special licensing. A commercial license is not enough. In addition how do you deal with carryoff passengers?
They waive those restrictions during emergency situations.

Carry-off's are handled by fire/rescue and the exact method would depend on the passenger and type of equipment. In full disclosure, the other half is EMS/Rescue and is trained for that type of situation and he provided that response.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 8:37 pm
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This passenger has a long thread of her story being stuck on DL flight at ATL:
https://twitter.com/betsy_klein
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Old Dec 17, 17, 8:39 pm
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Fox5 says they're opening the Convention Center for stranded passengers - it'll hold up to 10K people, but there are still 30K people at the airport.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 8:40 pm
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That Betsy chick from CNN needs to calm down in regards to not having a major police presence in a secure zone. Also when she doesn't know where to go, she can't read the signs to go towards "Ground Transportation"?
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Old Dec 17, 17, 8:40 pm
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The hellish 8 hour drive I just did was many times superior to the hell that would have been ATL today. To think I was considering RIC-ATL-CVG.....
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Old Dec 17, 17, 8:47 pm
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Originally Posted by MrAndy1369 View Post

Serious question here - why do people refer to Delta as “Dullta”? Is there a reason this nickname began?
Dull people who think they're clever.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 8:50 pm
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There is no reason they couldn't take all international flights bound for ATL land in DTW or elsewhere then rebook. Operation fail at it's highest. Delta reliance on ATL when they have perhaps the best connection and underutilized hub in USA. Joke and fail.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 8:51 pm
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KATL... is there an airport there?
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Old Dec 17, 17, 8:52 pm
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Likewise, my toes curl when AA staff say "D for David" when trying to use the phonetic alphabet.
Aircraft ops worldwide use "Delta" for D on the radio, except in ATL they use David (sometimes Dixie too). A few other local variations:

Saudi Arabia "Whisky" is changed to "Washington"

Pakistan "India" is changed to "Italy"
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Old Dec 17, 17, 8:52 pm
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Some black humor :
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Old Dec 17, 17, 8:56 pm
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I’m not aware of any airplane with infinite fuel supply. They will run out of fuel eventually, even just running the APU.
I fly 737s for another airline. The amount of fuel that we typically land with could run the APU for about 24 hours.

I’m not sure fuel trucks could even get to them. Even if they could, ATL uses a pit fueling system. Even if it is running, which I seriously doubt since it surrounds the concourses, they’d need tanker trucks. I bet there aren’t many at an airport that doesn’t use a tanker type fueling op (except maybe cargo/GA)
The problem is that you can't refill the fuel trucks without power at the fuel farm. You can pump whatever is already in the trucks but then you're stuck.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 8:57 pm
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The second weekend in a row that my mileage run through ATL had irrops. And next Sunday is Christmas eve.
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I fly 737s for another airline. The amount of fuel that we typically land with could run the APU for about 24 hours.
Hopefully those words aren't prophetic.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 8:59 pm
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Drivers can only drive on a airport with special licensing. A commercial license is not enough. In addition how do you deal with carryoff passengers?
It's not that special. You take a class for 30 or 60 minutes and pass the test about F.O.D and listening out for the plane engines and yielding to planes.

You get a special letter on your airport badge. That's it.

Either way, Delta has their regular 40 ft buses that they use for their airport employees. I remember when I worked at the airport overnight, a Frontier plane came in and the concourse was closed/planetrain off so the Delta buses drove the back of the planes, picked up the passengers and they drove them to T and dropped them off in the stairway where they were escorted upstairs.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 9:03 pm
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It's not that special. You take a class for 30 or 60 minutes and pass the test about F.O.D and listening out for the plane engines and yielding to planes.

You get a special letter on your airport badge. That's it.

Either way, Delta has their regular 40 ft buses that they use for their airport employees. I remember when I worked at the airport overnight, a Frontier plane came in and the concourse was closed/planetrain off so the Delta buses drove the back of the planes, picked up the passengers and they drove them to T and dropped them off in the stairway where they were escorted upstairs.
That's an instance of a single plane. And they knew and could plan for the contingency hours beforehand.

There's no comparison to the cf currently at ATL.
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