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Computer failure causes problems for Delta passengers

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Delta Airlines is playing catch up with its customers as flights resumed after world-wide problems left travelers stranded Monday morning.

A power outage in Atlanta grounded every single one of the airline's flights for at least six hours. It's expected to take Delta several days to recover.

The disruption affected travelers at Bishop airport in Flint.

About 8:40 a.m. Delta lifted the ground stop and allowed limited departures, but delays and cancellations continued.

"So we got a notification on the phone saying our flight was going to be delayed. Wasn't quite sure what was going on, but anyway we got to the counter and they were good about it. They're trying to get us on another flight," said Gary Horn, traveler.

The computer failure caused serious issues at many of the larger airports around the country, including New York's LaGuardia Airport and San Francisco International Airport.

At Flint Bishop, director of marketing and public relations Pat Corfman, described the environment as pretty normal. He said there weren't any real issues.

"We didn't experience any difficulties until our first departure this morning and that was the Atlanta flight," Corfman said, adding the flight took off four hours late.

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