Woman's tweets capture insanity at airport after power outage strands passengers on tarmac for six hours

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport experienced an 11-hour power outage on Sunday.
  • Over 1,200 flights were canceled.
  • Passengers and observers documented their frustration on Twitter.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport experienced a power outage on Sunday that led to the cancellation of over 1,200 flights on Sunday and Monday.

Activity at the world’s busiest airport came to a halt after a fire in an underground electrical facility caused the outage at 1 p.m on Sunday. Power returned to the airport early Monday morning.

Delta Air Lines suffered the most of any airline, cancelling about 1,200 flights on Sunday and Monday. Some say the airline most likely won’t resume normal operations in Atlanta until Tuesday.

Betsy Klein, a CNN reporter, documented the experience on Twitter, describing how the airport slowly descended into chaos as passengers were left in the airport or on planes with limited food, water, and information about the power outage.

Other passengers and observers found the power outage to be equally frustrating.

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