Dealing with a Delayed Flight

Dealing with a delayed or canceled flight while on vacation is never ideal, but it does happen every once in a while. When your flight is delayed or canceled, it is important that you keep a positive attitude.

You will need to directly work with your airline to figure out the options available to you. Is the airline’s responsibility to get your flight rebooked. If you have a tour booked on your vacation, let the airline know that you need to arrive to your location in a timely manner.

If you are in that unfortunate that UA should wear your flight has been canceled are delayed, there are some things you can do to make the most of your extra time.

Relax: use the extra time to help you relax before you get on your next flight. Look for an area in the airport where you can stretch out and breathe deeply. A few airports even offer yoga rooms where dedicated travelers can get away from the noise and crowds.

Take a walk: there’s a chance that you have been sitting a long while, especially if have been traveling internationally. Take advantage of your time off the airplane to walk around the terminal and get the blood flowing again.

Enjoy a game: take a deck of cards or a travel size game in your carry-on to enjoy when you have extra time on your hands. If your space is limited in your carry on, download some games on your smart phone to enjoy.

Recharge everything: most airports these days have stations where you can charge your phone, tablet, or laptop. Once your device is charged, you can watch movies or listen to music using the Wi-Fi provided by the airport.

Regardless of what you decide to do, don’t stress. Instead, take advantage of the extra time to do something you would not ordinarily be able to do.