Sunday was a nightmare for travel. The world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, was crippled when it lost power for 11 hours. That meant over 1,150 departing or arriving flights were canceled, planes sat on the tarmac for several hours, and the failure affected at least 30,000 people.
The power failure happened around 1pm and is believed to have been caused by a fire, according to a report by The New York Times. By around midnight on Sunday into Monday, all terminals had power again, but the mood inside the airport was decidedly apocalyptic. Chick-fil-A showed up with free sandwiches and water eventually, but even complimentary chicken can only do so much.
As you'd expect, harrowing scenes from the massive blackout quickly emerged on Twitter, as stranded passengers posted live updates of their travel nightmares while stranded in the airport's terminals or in some cases from onboard planes stuck on the tarmac. Check out the tweets below for an overview of the whole miserable experience, and thank your lucky stars that you were far away.