This time of year can be trying when it comes to the weather. Unscheduled stops, canceled and delayed flights and unpredictable weather can make travel during the holiday season a challenge to say the least. This year has proven to be an incredibly difficult year for travel for millions of vacationers. From huge amounts of snow in Europe and the Northeast to cold and snow in parts of Florida and Georgia, many have had a less than pleasant journey this holiday. So what do you do if you are stuck in the airport due to weather delays? Castaways Vacation Club would like to offer you some tips on surviving the weather on your next vacation.
If you are already at the airport and your flight is canceled, you and thousands of others will be attempting to find an alternate flight to continue your journey. There are a few things you should do while you are waiting to be more proactive when it comes to this situation.
- Find an airport staff member and check on your options in the airport
- Call your airline and see what options they have for you.
- Make yourself comfortable and relax
Your best option for traveling home if you are stuck in the airport is to begin making your way home. Be flexible and take another flight to a destination closer to home. Every step you make is one step closer to your destination.
If you choose to postpone your trip and are wondering if there is anything you can do, there is. If you have already booked your flight and it was canceled due to the weather, all U.S. airlines have instituted a flexible flight plan which means that you have the option of simply getting a refund for your ticket and postponing your trip until the weather is more agreeable. The most important thing to remember is that you are not the only one having difficulty. There are thousands of people who are in the same situation and just as frustrated as you. Stay calm and make the most of your vacation. Be flexible and use your common sense. If you are not already at the airport, don’t go. There is nothing you can do once you arrive if your flight is canceled, so get out and spend a bit more time enjoying your vacation if you have the opportunity.
Castaways Vacation Club reminds you that travel can be difficult at any time of the year, your vacation is only as good as you choose to make it. Stay positive and enjoy the time that you have been given and you will surely have a far better vacation.
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