Terminals were without power, jetways inoperative. A ground stop is in effect for all flights into the airport, resulting in flight diversions.
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All incoming and outgoing flights at the airport have been halted since early Sunday afternoon. Now the airlines have a backlog problem to deal with. I'm happy to be out of that situation, because it was very scary.
That wasn't enough to comfort Jeff Smith, 46, of Pittsburgh, who ended up stuck in a plane on the tarmac for three hours after it landed.
Brittny Dettro said she was trying to catch a connecting flight to the Milwaukee area after attending a remembrance for one of her family members in Florida. Southwest's international arrivals are exempt from the cancellations, Parrish said, though it's unclear whether they, too, will be sent to other airports under the diversion plan.
Airports in Chicago are among those affected by a power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
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Delta continues to say planes are on time for Atlanta.
Upon finally getting to the airport, Klein described Hartsfield-Jackson as a "war zone". Customers with cancelled flights may also opt for a refund to the original form of payment.
For all carriers, more than 600 flights scheduled to fly out of Hartsfield, or 54 percent, were canceled on Sunday as of 7 p.m. EST, while 449 of all scheduled inbound flights were scratched, according to FlightAware, an airline tracking service. Departures from the airport are delayed because electronic equipment is not working in the terminals, the FAA said.
11Alive's Faith Abubey was in the North Terminal at the time of the outage, and reports that all power is out there.
Airline personnel passed out blankets to help passengers, young and old, stay warm in the cold temps and light rain.
Georgia Power announced on its Twitter page late Sunday night that electricity was back on in the airport's atrium and several concourses.