Get To The Airport Extra Early In A Storm For First Dibs On A New Flight

When a storm hits, it can throw everyone’s travel plans for a loop. If you have a flight that’s likely to be delayed, get to the airport extra early, not just to beat the lines, but also to make sure you get dibs on a new flight.

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Of course, if you’re already sure your flight has been cancelled, there’s little point in heading to the airport before you call them directly to rebook. In case it happens while you’re there, though, you may want to arrive extra early. Airfarewatchdog suggests:

Arrive at the airport super early. If your flight is affected, there’s a better chance you might get on an earlier flight or a different connection (if connecting).

Look into what your airlines’ policies are for cancellations. Depending on how you paid for your ticket, your credit card issuer may cover you for cancellations, too, so it’s worth looking into your terms if the airline isn’t accommodating.

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