Passengers who remained expected to land in JFK, but severe winds and turbulence led to another diversion.
This time, the flight landed in Boston, but not before turbulence made many passengers sick.
"There were a lot of people getting sick, several people needed oxygen," passenger Maribel Reyes said. "It was really bad, I never experienced turbulence like that. I thought the plane was going to break in half. The pilot described it as a blender."
After another delay in Boston due to security concerns after landing at 3 p.m., the flight eventually landed at JFK 30 hours after the original fight departed.
"The flight redeparted for JFK the following day as Delta flight 9929 but diverted to Boston as a result of severe weather in New York," spokesman Michael Thomas said in a statement. "With improving conditions, the flight arrived at JFK before 8 p.m. EST Tuesday."
Thomas said that passengers were offered 12,500 Skymiles and those who did not have a Delta frequent flyer account were given vouchers. He could not say the voucher amount.