Don’t let a cancelled flight ruin your vacation

Welcome to hurricane season, which coincidentally falls smack in the middle of summer vacations.  In addition to the hurricanes which may occur, have you seen the insane weather the middle part of the U.S. has been having— tornados, hail, flooding rainstorms?

The days of just delaying a flight until the weather passes have really changed.  The airlines are just cancelling them– and sometimes days or hours ahead of the actual storm even hitting the area.

So what can you do?   According to this article, posted by Channel 9 in Cincinnati,

So three tips to protect yourself:

    1.  Look up backup flights, in case yours is scrapped. Know what your options are in advance, so the minute you hear of a cancelation you can rebook on an alternate flight before all the seats fill up. The people who end up standing in line at the airline counter often miss the next flight, because it is full.

    2. Never schedule a tight, 1 or 2 hour connection to a cruise or international flight.  You may even want to arrive the night before, just to be safe (but yes, you will incur another night in a hotel).

3. Consider travel insurance that covers for canceled flights.

Sure, you don’t want to be a worry wart: That cam take the fun out of your vacation.

But its still a good idea to have a backup plan in the back of your head, just in case weather or other factors cancel your flight.

My Vacation Lady always recommends travel insurance for our clients and not all are created equally in regard to weather related flight cancellations.   When it comes to your vacation or honeymoon, let us help guide you to the best possible travel experience.  Contact My Vacation Lady for help with your dream honeymoon or vacation!


About the Author:

Mindy Gilbert of My Vacation Lady has been helping clients, just like you, plan their dream vacations, cruises and honeymoons since 1994.