FRISCO, TEXAS- It’s no secret that there have been travel issues across the country the last few weeks due to COVID and weather.
And that’s something you should be prepared for. Our reporter Bradley Warren woke up at 3 a.m. to find out his flight through Seattle had been canceled, pushed back to the next day, and got in at 10 p.m.
Bradley was able to make a different flight which got him into Dallas later today than planned but nonetheless there.
The flight that he was on actually got into a different airport in the Dallas area, he had to go back to the other airport to pick up the rental car.
As of Tuesday, around 1500 flights were delayed across the nation. According to the Wall Street Journal that is 11 days of flights being canceled over the amount of 1000 a day.
Due to COVID, some airlines are also not at staffing capacity which is making it difficult to get flights in and out.
What to do?
Best advice coming from Bradley’s mom who is a travel agent,
- Check-in the night before and confirm that you have a seat assignment
- Be early
- If you do not have a seat assignment and you’re allowed to purchase a seat, do it.
Saver flights do not always guarantee a seat, meaning a saver seat would be the first person bumped from the flight.
Bradley’s mom, Laurie also says when dealing with delays like this it’s best to set reminders the night before to wake up to check and see if your flight was canceled, perhaps your flight is at 9 a.m., wake up at 4 a.m. and check if it is canceled that gives ample time to reschedule.
Since Christmas, according to the Wall Street Journal close to 21,000 flights of been canceled.
We made it. pic.twitter.com/8EWkklUcLL— Bradley Warren (@bradmwarren) January 5, 2022