Delta has canceled 800 flights Monday in or out of its
Atlanta hub due to Tropical Storm Irma.
Irma is expected to bring winds to Atlanta that exceed 40
mph. Those winds are of particular concern because they are expected to be
crosswinds to Atlanta's five east-west flowing runways. Aircraft can better
handle winds that are with or against them than they can handle crosswinds, the
The cancellations will mostly apply to smaller aircraft
operated by Delta and its regional partners.