Computer Glitch Grounds All Delta Flights Worldwide

August 8, 2016 | Updated: 7:37 a.m., August 8, 2016

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The week is off to a bad start for Delta passengers. The airline said early Monday that all departing flights have been delayed by a global computer system outage.

“Our systems are down everywhere,” it tweeted in response to disgruntled customers.

Passengers on Twitter reported problems — including the inability to check in or being stuck on the tarmac — from airports around the world, including San Francisco and Athens.

“Flights awaiting departure are currently delayed,” the airline said in a statement. “Flights en route are operating normally.”

Delta advised customers to check the status of their flights while it tried to fix the problem. Delta later tweeted a link to information about a fee waiver. According to the Delta website,

“If your flight is canceled or significantly delayed, you are entitled to a refund. Even if your flight is not canceled, you may make a one-time change to your ticket without fee…”

The waiver applies to all Delta flights scheduled on August 8 and the ticket must be reissued on or before August 12, with rebooked travel beginning no later than August 12.

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For the latest updates on the outage, refer to Delta’s News Hub website.

Reports of delays on social media appeared to have begun around 3 a.m. ET.

Delta’s problems come less than three weeks after Southwest Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights following a system outage.