A few airlines are grappling with their reputations, but Delta’s PR response is coming out ahead.
After several days of mass flight cancellations and delays, Delta seems to be getting back to normal operation.
A statement posted on the airline’s website Sunday said that it was “still stabilizing”:
Unfortunately, availability of flight crews to operate within federally mandated crew rest and duty day guidelines following last week’s disruption are still prompting some additional cancellations and delays.
We know this is extremely frustrating for our customers and we apologize for that. Delta teams continue to work around the clock to fully reset our operation and keep customers informed.
Despite the airline working “around the clock” throughout the weekend, it still had to cancel roughly 130 flights, and it admitted that more cancellations were possible.
Still, that’s better than the 3,275 flights that Delta had to cancel at its Atlanta hub during severe storms (which included tornado-like conditions).
Delta’s tweets over the last several days were focused solely on communicating with customers.