More delays as Delta deals with flight schedule

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Salt Lake City, Utah- (ABC4 Utah) – More trouble for passengers traveling with Delta as cancelations and delays spill into a second day.

Another 530 flights have been canceled from Tuesday’s schedule and hundreds more have been delayed.

It has passengers everywhere scrambling to come up with a backup plan.

It’s the ripple effect of a power outage on Monday in Atlanta grounding hundreds of thousands of Delta passengers around the globe.

Day two brings more frustration.

Kathy Duncan’s final destination is Zimbabwe, Africa for a humanitarian mission.

She’s part of a group that drove to Salt Lake City from Idaho Tuesday morning.

“We were with the agent for over an hour trying to figure out where we are going and how we are going to get there,” said Duncan.

Drenda Keesee got stuck in Salt Lake City on her way to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

“We’ve been here 38 hours waiting on a flight and it’s been canceling or moving every 30 minutes for the last 24 hours,” said Keesee.

She’s finally boarding for the final stretch of the trip, but not a plane.

Instead, Delta is putting her and others on a bus for a four and a half hour drive.

“We’re going planes, trains, automobiles, buses, whatever we can do, but we’re being patient. It’s been crazy though,” said Keesee.

In the meantime, Duncan is making arrangements to spend the night here, but she’s keeping it in perspective.

Knowing this challenge is nothing compared to what the people she is on her way to serve face every single day.

“It’s going to be okay. Yep, we’re just grateful that we got out of here tomorrow,” said Duncan.

If you are traveling with Delta you should check the status of your flight before heading to the airport.

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