A TRAVEL expert has revealed how you can reduce your chance of you flight being cancelled this summer.
Brits have faced huge airport queues, lost baggage and reduced flight schedules due to staff shortages post Covid.
And having your flight cancelled ahead of your holiday can ruin it before it is started.
他说: “The earlier your flight, the better your odds.
“That’s because weather is generally better in the morning, and also because the plane is usually already at the airport, rather than arriving from elsewhere, and thus at risk if that inbound flight were to get canceled.”
Former flight attendant Stella Connolly backed this up, 说: “As the day goes by, if one flight is late it’s a snowball effect and there’s a higher chance flights will be delayed. I recommend flying early.”
“The later it gets in the day, the more likely your flight is to be delayed or cancelled.
Scott’s second tip was to avoid having a connecting flight, even if it is a cheaper option.
他加了: “A delayed connecting flight risks missing your connection and having to, 在某些情况下, wait until the following day for a flight to your final destination.”
If you do have to connect, experts are warning to have at least three hours between flights due to delays and airport queues right now.
Flight attendant Kristie Koerbel, 说: “If you can’t avoid connecting, don’t book the shortest layover, because you’ll be building in stress and the possibility of missing your flight.
“A 1-hour layover is not enough anymore. Thirty minutes, not a chance. 大多数情况下, 3 hours is safe.”
We’ve rounded up some other ways to avoid travel chaos 这个夏天.
Here is how to claim compensation if your flight is cancelled.