Only a handful of delays, mostly minor, listed on Delta's Seattle schedule, as airline recovers from Monday systems failure.
A handful of delayed flights showed up on a check of Friday’s Delta Air Lines schedule out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, but most were for less than 30 minutes and, as of mid-morning, no flights were canceled. Almost all of the scores of Delta flights scheduled from Seattle were expected to depart on time.
Through much of this week, Delta experienced hundreds of canceled flights systemwide and sometimes hours-long delays in a domino effect from its Monday global systems outage caused by a computer failure in its Atlanta headquarters.
Delta had extended to Thursday its offer of free reticketing for travelers already booked to fly on the world’s second-largest air carrier, even if their flight wasn’t canceled or delayed.
Delta also extended to Aug. 21 the deadline for reticketing and travel at no added cost. The deadline had been Friday, Aug. 12.
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If your rescheduled travel occurs beyond Aug. 21, the change fee — typically $200 to $500 — will be waived but a difference in fare may apply. Final travel must be completed by one year from the date of your ticket’s original issue.
If you hold tickets to fly on Delta out of Seattle and wonder about your flight, you can check for delays or cancellations at this page on the Port of Seattle website (portseattle.org/Sea-Tac/Flights-Airlines/Pages/default.aspx).
The website incorporates information from the airline-tracking website FlightView as well as information provided by airlines to the Port of Seattle. You may also check the Delta Air Lines website for updates.
The company says travelers are entitled to a refund if their flight was canceled or significantly delayed from Monday through Thursday. As a bonus, Delta is giving away $200 in travel vouchers to those whose flight was canceled or delayed more than three hours. The voucher can be used within a year on any Delta-operated flight, but only by the traveler who was stranded. Apply for the voucher at delta.com/wecare.