What to do if my flight gets delayed?

There are different reasons as to why a flight can be delayed. It may be due to weather issues, maintenance issues, or a mishap with the flight staff.

What do I do if my flight has been delayed?

The first thing would be to check your airline’s website and their transportation policies, to get more specific information. Some airlines are required to provide a full refund if a flight is significantly delayed and the passenger decides not to travel. In case you do decide to travel, you will need to speak with a gate agent to learn about your options. They will usually put you on the next flight with available seats. There is also another option that will save you from having to wait for your flight in an uncomfortable and boring way.


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Don’t panic!

Your ideal vacation doesn’t include spending too much time at the airport, we know that. Trying to relax can be difficult when you’re tired, jet-lagged, or when you’re on a tight time frame. Just remember that you did the best you could have done and now you can spend the next few hours complaining or trying to make the best of it. We suggest some options:

Work If you need to work or get things done, go for a coffee and sit in front of your laptop and keep yourself productive.

Read Continue reading your favorite book or start a new one on Kindle, visit the airport bookstore or download a new audiobook.

Take a nap Walk around and try to find a quiet place where you can get some sleep. But do not fall asleep and lose track of time. Remember to always have your belongings with you.

Take a drink Head to an airport bar and have a drink. Just don’t overdo it!

People watch Play a game and create stories about the people you see. Sure there will be many interesting people at the airport.

Meditate Clear your mind for a few minutes. There are many apps that will allow you to meditate on the go. You only need a few minutes to reset your mindset.

Take a walk If you are traveling with other people, ask them if they can watch your bags while you walk through the airport. Or, you can always bring your luggage with you. You can also rent a locker inside the airport where you can leave your bags.

The next time your flight is delayed, don’t panic. Use the tips above and try to make the best out of a bad situation. Traveling can be stressful, exhausting and unpredictable, but it can also be wonderful and take you on adventures you never imagined. Remember, it could be much worse!

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