This is effecting all of Delta's system...and here at FLL
is no exception.
had a delay as well, effecting arriving flights, but thats just the beginning.
We had a couple of arrivals, MCO
, MCo, CMH
, and as at 10:57 ORF which are Chataqaua which were delayed massivly. Their DAY
flights were canceled. the RDU
arrival is still on time...but we're talking 2 hour delay on the RDU
departure and an hour on the PNS
departure...all from gate D6
Then, there is this flight...flight 1479...scheduled for a 7:08pm arrival into FLL
did not depart CVG
until 7:27pm...is estimated to arrive at 11:21pm
It turns around to DL
880 to ATL
(the only MD88)...scheduled for 8:40pm...estimated 3 hours late at 11:40pm (and with an 11:21 arrival on DL
, we know that ain't happening!)...guess where the flight is leaving from...gate D6
! Anyone familiar with FLL
Terminal knows how cramped that area is...it's gotta be a nightmare with 2 late departures, 2 late arrivals, 1 on time arrival, and now these two flights (which seat over 100 more than the other flights!)...Delta probably moved it there because the agents were working anyway...why have an extra crew work overtime when you can have just one?
The irony here is that in the time between this departure and 8:40pm, 2 ATL
764s arrive! I'm sure some irate passenger has already said, "well, there is a plane that will go there in the morning...put us on it now!"