Delta Glitch Leaves Passengers Stranded at SFO Including Oakland Passenger Late for Family Reunion | NBC Bay Area
East Bay

East Bay

The latest news from around the East Bay

Delta Glitch Leaves Passengers Stranded at SFO Including Oakland Passenger Late for Family Reunion

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    The lines were long at SFO on Monday after Delta Air Lines reported a worldwide computer meltdown. Kris Sanchez reports. (Published Monday, Aug. 8, 2016)

    Daniel Bates of Oakland was supposed to be at a family reunion in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Instead, he was in line early Monday morning with hundreds of strangers at San Francisco International Airport. He was waiting to get re-booked onto a flight  after spending the night sleeping in a chair.

    Bates is just one passenger grounded by a power outage that shut down Delta Airlines for nearly six hours starting just after midnight Pacific Standard Time. The airlines resumed a limited number of flights just after 6 a.m. PST.

    Adding insult to injury, Bates has not flown since the 1990s.

    “I have to decide, whether to go home and say 'never mind' on the family reunion or wait here for another flight,” he said.

    Get the latest from NBC Bay Area anywhere, anytime
    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android