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
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.