ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Nine Delta and Southwest flights from Tampa to Atlanta were canceled Sunday following a power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Melanie Frank, who was traveling to Atlanta, was among dozens left stranded at Tampa International Airport.
“I don't live here and they don't give you anything when they cancel your flight," she said. "You're kind of on your own. So that's been frustrating…and last Friday my flight was canceled to Atlanta when it snowed so i feel like I've had so many issues with the Atlanta airport”
Wally Fong's daughter, Amelia, was flying back to Tampa from Switzerland when the airport power went out. Her flight was re-routed to Chicago, then Minneapolis.
He reached out to Delta for any information on when she'll be able to fly home.
"They couldn’t tell us much more than we already knew," he said. "I could see the pictures, it’s just terrible. All the people just waiting, the dark terminals and everything. I’m just trying to from a priority perspective figure out how she can get home the quickest.”
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A fire in an underground electrical facility caused the outage, but what caused the fire remains under investigation, officials said.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said power is expected to be restored by midnight, but early morning Delta flights from TPA to Atlanta may be delayed.
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