We have all been hearing about large numbers of delayed or cancelled flights – in the US and internationally. Blame it on weather, mechanicals, low staffing levels, not enough air traffic controllers and pilots, the need for an updated air traffic system. Whatever the case, it’s not going to end anytime soon.
Weather happens every year, all year round, mechanical delays are not unusual and getting staffing back to the right levels is going to take time. The pilot shortage was forecasted before the pandemic and large numbers taking early retirement has only made it worse. Training pilots and controllers is not a short process and this is one area I for one would not want the FAA or airlines to compromise on.
Added to that, airlines make schedule changes. New departure or arrival times, new flight numbers, changed or discontinued routes. Changes are made for a number of reasons, including switching aircraft or eliminating flights.
Getting caught in the middle of all this is not ideal. A major understatement, right?
But there are steps you can take to minimize your stress.
Be realistic. Sometimes options are limited.
Nobody likes disruption. Most of us don't like sitting around airports. We just want to get there. Vacations are fun, but flying these days isn't as easy as it once was, especially with full flights and crowded airports. Delays and cancellations are most often not predictable, but you can prepare well and reduce the stressful parts wherever possible.
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Laurie Marschall - Owner and Founder