A complete power outage at the nation’s busiest airport, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, grounded flights Sunday afternoon, threatening to cause a holiday travel nightmare for fliers across the country just over a week before Christmas.
An untold number of passengers were stuck on planes for hours or feeling their way through a blackout in the busiest airport in the world, while thousands more were vying with other desperate passengers for transportation to local hotels. Conservative, devout Christian and Chick-fil-A CEO, Dan Cathy, (who never opens the doors to his restaurants on Sunday), appears to be making an exception to his company’s policy today, as it was announced by Atlanta’s Mayor Reed, that Chick-fil-A has offered to feed thousands of tired, hungry and stranded passengers. Liberals have gone out of their way in the past to discourage customers from patronizing Chick-fil-A over CEO Dan Cathy’s views on gay marriage. Hopefully, it won’t go unnoticed, which restaurant stepped up tonight, and offered to feed thousands of people who were truly in need at the blacked out Atlanta International Airport.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says he spoke with Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy to coordinate meals for thousands of stranded passengers at #ATLairport, who have been in the dark since 2p ET
— Ethan Kraft (@ethan_kraft) December 18, 2017
WSB reporter Mike Petchenik announced that Chick-fil-A will be passing out meals to thousands of stranded passengers. Petchenik reminded everyone that Chick-fil-A is always closed on Sunday, as he tweeted: “You know it’s serious when @ChickfilA got to work on a #Sunday.”
— Mike Petchenik (@MPetchenikWSB) December 18, 2017
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) December 18, 2017
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s speech can be seen below in its entirety. The Mayor makes his remarks about Chick-fil-A’s CEO Dan Cathy at about the 19-minute mark:
WATCH LIVE: Atlanta mayor holds news conference on power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson International airport http://2wsb.tv/2B0OuQu
Posted by WSB-TV on Sunday, December 17, 2017