Spirit Airlines helps Minnesota boy during Atlanta power outage

Randall Padilla
December 19, 2017

Power at the airport was fully restored on Monday. "They basically adopt her for the power outage and spent the entire time with her to make sure she got what she needed, that she had food and water and help she needed".

"They had these elderly people, handicapped people lined up in wheelchairs", stranded passenger Rutia Curry said. "I didn't know if anyone had a weapon".

He responded, "I was very happy, because I do need to get back home". People were laying in every nook they could.

Mondays and the holiday breaks are the busiest times for Hartsfield-Jackson International, and this just made it worse.

Their luggage is still missing, like it is for many other passengers. CSU is on winter break until January 16.

Reed said Monday that he was hobbled by limited information about the extent of the fire because it took hours to send experts into the substation because of noxious fumes, even as he apologized to the thousands of passengers stranded in Atlanta and other airports.

Passengers were left in the dark when the lights suddenly went out in the early afternoon.

"This was like a one in a million chance", said airport Deputy General Manager Balram Bheodari, adding that a full power outage has never happened in his 17 years working at Hartsfield-Jackson.

The power company said the fire was located close to standby circuit cables and switching equipment, and damage to those cables resulted in the outage and loss of backup systems.

Operations were returning to normal at Atlanta airport on Monday after a fire caused a major power outage, forcing the cancellation of a thousand flights the previous day.

"They had to bring these old rickety stairways out", she said.

LeBron walked to five more hotels looking for a room.

Cell phone service was sporadic. He booked the room and called for an Uber, he said.

Thomas, the Delta spokesman, said that since then, the airline has put more flight crews on reserve and installed computer technology to quickly assemble properly rested crews. Customers are being offered re-bookings without fare differences, he said.

"At that point, I felt so moved", he said.

"There were areas where it was pitch black, like when you were walking along the moving sidewalks between the concourses", she said. He said it seemed there was no emergency plan.

"I had to wait in one line in an hour and a half just to get another flight and then had to wait in another line for two hours to get my boarding pass and then finally got to sleep on the floor", said Robin Bierworth.

"Out of the whole experience, I was just really surprised with the way Atlanta reacted and how caring and incredible the people were", he said.

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