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10 Things You Can Do To Handle Flight Delays And Cancellations

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Odds are if you are a regular traveler -- and even if you’re not -- you will eventually experience a flight delay. These delays are caused by things including weather, air traffic control issues, mechanicals, crew problems, delayed aircraft, and airport security, to name a few. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has a website with a great FAQ on delays and cancellations. But below are 10 things you can do to help minimize the effects of delays and cancellations.

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Air Travel News Roundup - March 2014

Monday March 31, 2014

March was my first full month as About.com's Air Travel Expert, and my stories for the month ran the gamut, from the joys of the Global Entry program to ways of contacting North American carriers.  See my summaries, below.

 

Delta, Virgin America Offer New Menus For Premium Passengers

Monday March 24, 2014

Delta Air Lines and Virgin America recently unveiled new menus for passengers in their premium cabins. Delta tapped Atlanta-based Chef Linton Hopkins to create a southern-themed menu for BusinessElitetravelers, while Virgin America worked with its inflight catering manager and LSG Sky Chefs to create a new first class menu.

How the TSA Speeds Travelers Through Airport Security

Friday March 21, 2014

On a recent trip, I was fortunate enough to get chosen to use the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) expedited PreChecksecurity line, and it was great. PreCheck allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, using special screening lanes.

FlightView Offers Latest Travel Data for Airports, Passengers

Monday March 17, 2014

Boston-based FlightView is using its access to different data sources to provide airports and passengers with the latest information in their travels. The company, with more than 150 airport customers worldwide, added 40 airport customers in 2013, including Indianapolis InternationalSacramento International and Curacao International.

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