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Numerous "power blackouts" have been reported at US Airports recently, this is a way for them to hold flights and grab those trying to flee the country. Also a higher than normal amount of planes are being turned around for the same reason.
The most recent one was a few hours ago at JFK.
But since December, there have been several.
Atlanta airport power outage affects flights at Newark, LaGuardia, JFK
Flights are being diverted mid-air thanks to the Atlanta airport blackout
Today - United Airlines Flight 3839 turned around and returning to Reagan Airport.
- United Airlines Flight 3838 turned around and returning to Huntsville.