San Diego flights cancelled,delayed after power outage at Atlanta airport

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SAN DIEGO -- The power outage at Atlanta's Hartsfield -Jackson airport affected a number of flights coming in and going out of San Diego Sunday.

Airport officials at Lindbergh Field are encouraging passengers to check the status of their flight before heading to the airport Monday.

FOX 5 spoke to several Delta Airlines passengers who spent part of their evening waiting on the phone after they found out their flight had been cancelled.

“I’ve been on hold for about two hours," said Kevin Chaney.   "At the gate they really can’t help. They just tell us to call. So I called."

Chaney and his girlfriend were visiting family and friends in San Diego, but are anxious to get home to Atlanta.

“It sucks because I’m trying to get back home," said Chaney.  "Just trying to get all that figured out prior to another flight out tomorrow which is cancelled."

Caleb Polite, a U.S. Marine, was relieved that he got his flight home to Atlanta rescheduled for Monday morning.

“It was pretty fast. The service wasn’t that bad," said Polite.  "I wasn’t on hold that long.”

Regardless if they had to wait minutes or hours to get answers, many of the passengers tried to remain calm.

“Stuff happens. They’re doing the best they can, said Travis Worrell, a U.S. Air Force Pilot.  "So just trying not to get frustrated with the guys up there. A couple people have been fussing at the dudes behind the counter, but that doesn’t help anything. It really doesn’t help it go faster."

Even though they hoped to get to their destination Sunday night, they prepared to stay another night in San Diego.

"I was a little ready to go, but maybe I’ll get something to eat. I had a really good lobster roll today. Maybe I’ll go back," Chaney said.