If your flight gets canceled for bad weather, you can handle rebooking from the comfort of your home 2.Avoid Checking a Bag Checked bags can complicate things when dealing with flight delays or cancellations.Then try to fly with the same airlines whenever possible.
Often, the call center can book you faster than the gate agent dealing with frustrated passengers.
There is also no guarantee that the new ticket you buy with your credit will be the same price. Let’s say your problem is mechanical, not weather-related and you’ve decided to try and get on another flight.
If you bought your tickets at a super low fare during a sale, you would have to pay any difference between the amount you paid and the new fare at the time when you rebook your trip. Before you left the house, you had the foresight to load up your phone with your airline’s apps and toll free numbers, and gave it a full charge.
If you’re traveling light and let the gate agents know you’re amenable to a cross-terminal sprint, you’ll (a) be seen as flexible/accommodating and (b) you’ll increase the likelihood of finding an alternative.
An airline rep will sometimes avoid a complicated work-around for someone with checked bags. Know when to fold ‘em Don’t gamble with your plans.