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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Weatherproofing Your Vacation

How would you feel being disrupted from travels? Too much upsetting and hassles, right? But no matter who's fault or right it is, there are steps you should take to prepare for the stormy days ahead on your trip.

Before you go, book nonstop flights whenever possible. You'll be more apt to be affected by bad weather if you have stop-overs at in intermediate airport. If you must stop, avoid hubs that are prone to weather delays, like Chicago O'Hare.

Try going for morning departures. If your flight is among the last night, the airline is more likely to cancel it altogether.

Sign up for flight-status notifications from your airline. They will send you emails and text updates to your phone in the event of delays and cancellations.

Never assume that every flight to your destination is being scratched because yours was. Try using TripIt Pro (cost $49 per year subscription) which will search for open seats on alternate flights. if you find one, ask your carrier to endorse your ticket to the new airline.

Pack your carry on with delays in mind which will end you up waiting in hours, or even overnight for bad weather to clear. Be prepared with stuck-in-the terminal clothing and amenities.

By knowing all what to do when storms threaten your travel plans, you can save time and money.

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