Boise & Garden City

Delta Air Lines flights out of Boise delayed

Travelers leaving Boise for Minneapolis and Salt Lake City on Delta Air Lines on Monday saw their flights delayed due to a national computer crash.

Delta Flight 1316 bound for Minneapolis didn’t leave Boise until 6:58 a.m., an hour and 38 minutes past its scheduled departure time. The Salt Lake City flight, on Delta 2648, departed Boise at 6:59 a.m., 59 minutes later than scheduled.

Nationally, Delta delayed or canceled hundreds of flights Monday after its computer systems crashed, stranding thousands of passengers on a busy travel day.

One Delta flight operated by partner SkyWest Airlines left Boise bound for Seattle three minutes early, at 6:12 a.m. Another Delta-SkyWest flight, for Los Angeles left 10 minutes late, at 6:26 a.m., but arrived in Los Angeles on time.

One of Delta’s first two flights that came to Boise on Monday morning arrived late. Flight 2792 from Salt Lake City departed at 9:21 a.m., 44 minutes late. It landed at 10:24 a.m., 41 minutes late.

A second Delta flight left Seattle three minutes early and arrived in Boise at 9:56 a.m., nine minutes ahead of schedule.

“We urge passengers to check with Delta throughout the day to see if their flights will be delayed,” Boise Airport spokesman Sean Briggs said.

Delta has 15 departures and 15 arrivals daily at the Boise Airport, 23 percent of the total flights at the airport, and the delays lingered into the afternoon on a few flights. One flight bound for Minneapolis left more than two hours late.

John Sowell: 208-377-6423, @IDS_Sowell