Flight Tracking Advice

With almost 10,000 flights having been cancelled due to Frankenstorm, passengers check FlightAware for updates.

Here are some additional suggestions quoted from the New York Times International Traveler section (paper format) to help your disrupted travel:

* If your flight is canceled because of the storm, do not go to the airport.

* To avoid getting stranded, check your flight’s status early the day you are flying, and again before you head to the airport.

* If you are already at the airport when your flight is canceled, put your legs and fingers to work. Walk over to customer service. While there, dial the customer service number. Odds are you will get help over the phone before reaching the front of the line.

* You can try asking for assistance via Twitter. Most airlines assign employees to monitor their Twitter feeds.

* Although airlines in the United States have waived change fees – typically $US 150 – for flights delayed or canceled because of the storm, keep in mind that airlines usually waive this fee only once. Be certain you want to change your itinerary before you lock it in. Otherwise, you will be out of $US 150 if you have to make a second change. You might also pay more if there is a difference in the flight’s price.

A Good Reason to Travel

Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.

– Frank Herbert –

A Good Reason to Travel

You can’t see the whole sky through a bamboo cane.

– Japanese saying –

A Good Reason to Travel

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.

– Robert Louis Stevenson –

A Good Reason to Travel

The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.

– Colette –