What to Do If Your Flight Gets Canceled at the Airport

Flight information display system at the airport
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Canceled flights are just the worst. They can ruin the vacation you’ve been planning for months. And in this day and age, they’re pretty common. Have you ever had your flight canceled while you were at the airport? What are you supposed to do in that situation? Here’s your best plan of action when your flight gets canceled at the airport.

Stand in Line Right Away

The moment you hear your flight is canceled, stand right next to the gate agent. This way you’ll be the first to know if something has changed and you’ll be the first rebooked.

Call Customer Service

You don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket, so call customer service while you’re waiting in line. There’s a chance you’ll reach a customer service agent before an in-person agent.

Call Customer Service in a Different Country

If you can’t reach customer service in the country you’re in, try calling another country. The wait time may be shorter.

Research Flights

Go ahead and get on your phone to research other flights. This way when a booking agent gets to you, you can suggest a new flight and you may get it quicker.