Number one tip: Whether it’s an airport delay or flight cancellation, contact your airline – immediately. Here’s why:
Airlines have fewer seats on fewer flights these days, so only a lucky few will be able to grab the next available seats on a flight. Being first in line to snag a seat is key.
If Your Flight is Canceled Multi-task communications:
If your flight is canceled or delayed, immediately get in line for a gate agent; at the same time, call the airline (it may be quicker).
Use your elite miles status:
If your status entitles you to a dedicated airline contact hotline, use it.
Follow your airline on Twitter:
Airlines have staff monitoring social networks, and may respond more quickly to tweets for help than other communications