Various Reasons Bring On Worst Summer Travel Yet

Nearly 1300 Flights Cancelled Amid Worst Summer Travel
Advertisements

With almost 1300 flights cancelled since yesterday; and a projection of 4500 more delays and cancellations; travelers are losing their cool. We are now on day two of the ‘flight frenzy’.

Airlines kicked off the busy summer travel season last month; by canceling about 2,800 flights in a five-day stretch around the Memorial Day holiday weekend, marking the start of what’s likely to be a tough summer for the nation’s air passengers.

Thursday and Friday’s issues come in the wake of a virtual meeting between airline CEOs and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg — a sign of the Biden administration’s concern about the prospect of snarled airports and unhappy travelers this summer.

If your flight is canceled, the U.S. Department of Transportation requires airlines to rebook you on their next available service with space. If that will not work for you, the carrier is required to offer you a refund, even if you bought a nonrefundable ticket.

But don’t forget the Airhelp app helps you to obtain your refunds and credits for flight cancellations. And don’t forget to check your flight status before leaving for the airport.

“Most of these [delay] notifications are not happening at the last minute,” said Scott Keyes, the founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights. “Save yourself the drive to the airport.”

In addition to the top exec meetings that could probably be emails, these past few chaotic days come in the midst of bad weather in various places like Miami, and Central USA.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply