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Delta's Easter 2021 Meltdown - 82 flights cancelled 4/4/2021

Delta's Easter 2021 Meltdown - 82 flights cancelled 4/4/2021

Old Apr 3, 21, 5:49 pm
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Delta's Easter 2021 Meltdown - 82 flights cancelled 4/4/2021

Looks like Delta is having pilot staffing challenges this weekend. As of now 82 flights have been cancelled tomorrow. Be sure to double check to make sure your flight is still operating.
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Old Apr 3, 21, 5:58 pm
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Same thing happened at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Can't wait for Fourth of July weekend when the schedule is even bigger.
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Old Apr 3, 21, 6:03 pm
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Seat blocking

Seat blocking will be lifted for the next 2 days to help mitigate this. Iím glad Iím on leave because Iím sure there will be some upset people who booked with the knowledge of blocked seats.
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Old Apr 3, 21, 6:11 pm
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Interesting...was wondering why so many flights were delayed out of DTW today with clear skies! The first two flights to MCO were both delayed, including the 6:40 am over 3 hours! Just odd for a Saturday!
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Old Apr 3, 21, 6:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Twohitwonder View Post
Seat blocking will be lifted for the next 2 days to help mitigate this. Iím glad Iím on leave because Iím sure there will be some upset people who booked with the knowledge of blocked seats.
At this point, people shouldnít (and from my experience, donít) care. Every non-DL flight Iíve been on this past month has been completely full.

Weíre a year+ into this. If the thought of not being 20Ē away from a seatmate makes someone wilt, perhaps they should consider driving.

1/3 of ppl have at least one jab. The sky is not falling...
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Old Apr 3, 21, 6:30 pm
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Originally Posted by SeaHawg View Post
At this point, people shouldnít (and from my experience, donít) care. Every non-DL flight Iíve been on this past month has been completely full.

Weíre a year+ into this. If the thought of not being 20Ē away from a seatmate makes someone wilt, perhaps they should consider driving.

1/3 of ppl have at least one jab. The sky is not falling...
Agreed Iím not sure why DL didnít end seat blocking on April 1st like they originally had scheduled.
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Old Apr 3, 21, 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by SeaHawg View Post
At this point, people shouldnít (and from my experience, donít) care. Every non-DL flight Iíve been on this past month has been completely full.
I do think most people probably donít care at this point based on the high loads other airlines have been seeing as of late... but itís a huge failure for DL because those tickets were sold with the promise of seat blocking.
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Old Apr 3, 21, 7:21 pm
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Platinum hold time officially over 3 hours...
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Old Apr 3, 21, 7:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Twohitwonder View Post
Seat blocking will be lifted for the next 2 days to help mitigate this. Iím glad Iím on leave because Iím sure there will be some upset people who booked with the knowledge of blocked seats.
Do you blame them after the way Delta has been milking the PR dry about it?
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Old Apr 3, 21, 8:40 pm
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Originally Posted by SeaHawg View Post
At this point, people shouldnít (and from my experience, donít) care. Every non-DL flight Iíve been on this past month has been completely full.
that's why many paid more to fly DL (and many decided to travel by plane) - under condition of blocked middle. Finding out that they were lied to will not go well...
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Old Apr 3, 21, 8:44 pm
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Cancels actually seem to be edging down a bit for tomorrow. Now at 71 per FlightAware.

https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/tomorrow
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Old Apr 3, 21, 8:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Yellowjj View Post
Do you blame them after the way Delta has been milking the PR dry about it?
DL PR has been a disaster for the past week. They are setting themselves up for more controversy in the coming days with this new change.
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Old Apr 3, 21, 9:07 pm
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I was wondering why I saw morning cancellations out of DTW tomorrow. Thankfully I seem to be fine for my flights.
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Old Apr 3, 21, 10:22 pm
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Do you blame them after the way Delta has been milking the PR dry about it?
Not even a little bit.
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Old Apr 4, 21, 12:41 am
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When I saw this title, I said, "AGAIN?!" out loud. I don't even fly DL. What a disaster. "Fly Delta: We'll ruin all your holiday plans!" Just wow! Like they don't have enough PR problems.
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