Winter is on its way and as we all know, it can be one of the most difficult times of year to travel. In the winter months, it is important to take certain precautionary steps if you are traveling including being prepared for cancellations and delays, as well as keeping you and your travel companions safe. We wanted to provide you with some helpful tips to ensure you will have the most holiday travel season as possible no matter the ice, snow, or sleet that may show up unexpectedly during the upcoming months.
• When booking a flight, try your best to get a non-stop flight during the winter months. This will give you more of a chance to avoid missed connections and delays in the connecting locations. If you are having trouble finding a direct flight make sure to try out the option of looking at nearby airports and flexible travel dates. This could potentially save you a lot of time and hassle in the end.
• If you are unable to book a flight without a connection make sure to watch the clock very carefully and be sure to give yourself extra time for everything. If inclement weather causes you to miss your connecting flight, airlines are not obligated to find you a new travel arrangement.
• Be sure to always stay up to date with the latest weather announcements. Check the weather updates at all of the locations you will be flying to and from because it can be drastically different between areas. If there does seem to be troublesome weather ahead, call your airline company to find out about any changes.
• Try to choose a morning flight. The earlier the flight, the less likely your scheduled flight will be affected by issues and delays at other airports. Also, if your flight does in fact get delayed, this will give you a longer period of time to make secondary arrangements.
• Consider purchasing a travel protection plan. With a higher chance your itinerary could, in fact, be disrupted, travel insurance may help protect your travel investment in the long run.
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