What To Do When Your Flight Gets Canceled

As evidenced by the current hurricane season, there’s never a guarantee that your travel arrangements will go as planned.  Several airlines were forced to cancel thousands of flights due to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.  And now, 1 in 4 flights to San Francisco is canceled due to smoke hazards from the ongoing wildfires in surrounding areas.  Sure, there’s always a risk that your flight could be canceled due to inclement weather or maintenance issues year-round.  But it seems the likelihood of a cancellation is much higher right now.  If it happens to you, what should you do?

Call Your Airline Immediately

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Source: Public Domain Photos (Yes, those copyright symbols were added in after)

Odds are, your flight will be canceled before you reach the airport.  So, instead of standing in a massive line to rebook at the customer service desk, give your airline a call.  Work with them to figure out the best replacement option.  You’ll skip the line and rework your plans from the comfort of your home or hotel.