The airline states that they are adding more planes to prevent delays today, but we really doubt that they have 60 extra planes just hanging around in case of something like this. If you’re flying on Delta today, especially through a major hub like ATL, CVG, or JFK, check your flight’s status before you head to the airport. Just make sure the iPod is charged, and pack a couple extra magazines too.
Prepare For Delays If You're Flying Delta Today
There’s nothing worse than flying on small commuter jets, except when those jets aren’t flying for the day and you’re stuck. That could be the scene today as Atlantic Southeast Airlines, which usually flies Delta connection flights, has grounded about 60 regional jets to check out their engines.
Apparently an internal audit at ASA raised some questions as to whether the company was checking out what they were supposed to be checking out. It sounds like they weren’t following manufacturers guidelines, and like good kids, the airline reported the problem to the FAA and took the initiative by grounding these planes. Only ASA’s Bombardier CRJ200s are currently affected, so your plans aboard a commuter jet aren't totally ruined today.