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, 11:38 am
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Power outage in ATL

SC announced no flights able to depart.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 11:56 am
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SC announced no flights able to depart.
That sounds not ideal.

ATL now on a 2nd tier (+ZMP) ground stop until 1945Z/1445L.

CTL ELEMENT: ATL
ELEMENT TYPE: APT
ADL TIME: 1834Z
GROUND STOP PERIOD: 17/1757Z - 17/1945Z
DEP FACILITIES INCLUDED: (Manual) ZAU ZTL ZDC ZNY ZHU ZJX ZFW ZOB ZBW
ZMA ZKC ZME ZID ZAB ZMP
PREVIOUS TOTAL, MAXIMUM, AVERAGE DELAYS: 689 / 54 / 9
NEW TOTAL, MAXIMUM, AVERAGE DELAYS: 3325 / 94 / 42
PROBABILITY OF EXTENSION: MEDIUM
IMPACTING CONDITION: EQUIPMENT / OUTAGE
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Sitting on a plane in DTW with an original ETD of 1:45pm delayed to 2:15pm. Just posted a second delay to 2:45pm. Have another flight out of ATL later this evening (allegedly). Fun time ahead I believe.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 12:05 pm
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Reportedly caused by a fire at E concourse in an electric switch room.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 12:09 pm
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Old Dec 17, 17, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by DLDiamond2013 View Post
Sitting on a plane in DTW with an original ETD of 1:45pm delayed to 2:15pm. Just posted a second delay to 2:45pm. Have another flight out of ATL later this evening (allegedly). Fun time ahead I believe.
Captain just had us deplane in DTW. Current ETD of 3:30pm.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 12:36 pm
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Most flights I am seeing from other airports have an ETD of 15:30, this will probably change.

Anyway, obviously this isn't Delta's fault but is there a way/possible chance to get compensation from ATL/the airport authority? I always here of airlines shelling out compensation but never airports, and while I've never had any issue with any airline that required more than getting me to my destination many airports/their operations have left a lot to be desired.
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Reportedly caused by a fire at E concourse in an electric switch room.
That could take a while to fix. Good thing they got the completion award last month, cause DL can't seem to catch a break this month. Biggest snowfall in 25 years @ATL, another snowstorm in the midwest/northeast that caused significant disruption, and now a fire in an electrical room.
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There is an old saying in the electric power industry; “If your power supply is 99% reliable, then you’re in the dark for three days each year.”
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Old Dec 17, 17, 12:42 pm
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is there a way/possible chance to get compensation from ATL/the airport authority?
No.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 12:48 pm
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There is an old saying in the electric power industry; “If your power supply is 99% reliable, then you’re in the dark for three days each year.”
Which is why first world power tends to be seven sigma or greater.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Loadmaster View Post
Reportedly caused by a fire at E concourse in an electric switch room.
Our Captain announced to the concourse here in DTW that a construction crew in ATL severed electrical lines. No idea what is the actual cause as both a fire and this explanation are plausible.
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Also hearing reports that people are stuck on escalators (you heard that right) because TSA is telling them not to move. Isn't that both illegal and inhumane?
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Also hearing reports that people are stuck on escalators (you heard that right) because TSA is telling them not to move. Isn't that both illegal and inhumane?
What??? What does TSA have to do with the escalators???
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What??? What does TSA have to do with the escalators???
Isnt this kind of like a security guard telling you not to cut across the grass? If you walked on the escalators what is the TSA really going to do????
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