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Bad Weather Delay At Airport, What Do You Do?  
User currently offlineXJetflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 326 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4180 times:

Over the years I have avoided traveling during December through March because of all the weather delays. I've only had to do a few trips over the years and had no bad luck. You see the airport closings or canceled trips on tv and people look like a Mack truck has hit them.

I know most of us say, get a room and ride it out. But what if no rooms are available and you have no where to go in the area you are in? Has anyone had to deal with this before? I'm not talking a few hours. I'm talking possible days.

How do you survive at the airport? I guess you can get food until they run out. Does someone like Red Cross come?

This may sound crazy or silly to some, but I want to try to be prepared. I have a lot of travel dates coming up. I will be flying to places I know no one at.

Any friendly advice is appreciated. Stories that you can share would be great to. I want to hear it all. Even the smallest details. I believe in knowledge.

Thanks

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User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4068 times:

I use AMEX insurance when I travel (10 per R/T) so I have a great deal of flexibility.

If no hotel rooms, rent a car if possible. In cases where the airport is awful, provided streets are open, vendors will come. But ANYTHING is better than airport hell.

Dave



Can I have a mojito on this flight?
User currently offlineusflyer msp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2027 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4061 times:

At MSP, we have a stranded passenger program. We provide sleeping mats and toiletries to stranded pax and arrange for the restaurants to stay open. We also have travelers assistance which assists with special cases.

User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2655 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3971 times:
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Thats easy! Chill in the terminal and admire the beautiful planes sitting on the tarmac! Most people would freak out about being stuck but more time at the airport is a okay with me!
Blue



You push down on that yoke, the houses get bigger, you pull back on the yoke, the houses get bigger- Ken Foltz
User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7135 posts, RR: 87
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3908 times:

Drink scotch and wait.

User currently offlineXJetflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3891 times:

Ha ha. Love some of the responses. I enjoy looking at the planes. Scotch can be a good thing to. I just have heard a few instances of not being able to leave and having to stay for a couple days and I was wondering what things that you can have with you help you deal with it better.

I will check in to the AMEX insurance for sure.


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