Airlines inch back to normalcy after airport blackout

  • John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

    The ticket counters are swamped with travelers in the North terminal on Monday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, the day after a massive power outage brought operations to halt.

  • John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

    Alexis Canete rests on his luggage as he waits in the Delta ticket line to get back home to Cuba from his visit to Tennessee on Monday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, the day after a massive power outage brought operations to halt.

ATLANTA — The nation’s air-travel system struggled to get back on schedule and re-book stranded passengers Monday after a fire and blackout at the world’s busiest airport forced the cancellation of over 1,500 flights days before the start of the Christmas rush.

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