What are the best financial moves to make if your flight is delayed?

If you travel by air enough times, you’ll eventually run into a delayed flight. It might be due to severe weather, like a blizzard, or it could be due to a malfunction in the plane itself. Either way, the result is the same—you won’t be leaving the airport for a while.

Fortunately, you don’t have to just sit around and wait. There are a lot of things you can do, from reading a book to watching TikTok. You can even use the time you’re at the airport to get ahead on your finances.

Read up on Your Rights as a Passenger

Honestly, this is something that everyone should do before they go on their flight, but it’s especially important to know your rights if your flight is delayed. While airline passengers do have some general rights under law, every airline has a different policy on what they will and will not do for passengers, from rebooking them at no charge to refunding your flight. The more you know right now, the better off you’ll be when speaking to the airline’s customer service.

 

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