Southwest, American, United slash fall flights: What it means

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Wherever every by Don Gilbertson In USA Today Airlines have spent the past few weeks scrubbing all flights after. Well, there was a bit of a bump in travel demand this summer Well, it's slowed down during a spike in Kobe nine thousand nine cases in several areas around the country the numbers when you look at number pretty staggering United Airlines as about two thousand daily flights on the books for September half half the number it planned a month ago this according to travel data and analytics from Oh g American Airlines planned an average of nearly fifty four hundred daily September flights down to fewer than twenty, nine hundred. South West has cut twenty five percent of its September flights or nearly seven hundred daily trips down to two thousand from a plan to thirty five hundred. So basically what this means for you is possible flight changes if you already have tickets and fewer choices, possibly higher fares. So here's some things you need to do. If you're flying this fall including the upcoming Labor, day weekend, check your reservation. All you need is your confirmation number make sure the times and even flight dates or the airport hasn't changed. You could do it online or by calling the airline or your online travel agency. If your flight has changed, re review the flights your book on and call or go online to try to find better options if those don't work and pay attention to emails that that are coming in from your airline. Sure. It could be just another pitch for fair sale or a frequent flyer credit card, but it could also be notification of an important flight change or cancellation that you might well want to be aware of. Don't wait until the day before your flight or the week of your trip to reconfirm your revoking options will be even more limited. If your flight has been changed or canceled worse, you could miss the new flight, the airline putsch on or be stuck at the airport for hours worse case scenario be prepared to shell out more money to buy a ticket on another airline. If your travel dates or times are inflexible, airlines are required to refund your money if they cancel flight or changed significantly but that might not cover the price of a ticket on another airline especially last minute finally. Build some flexibility into your travel plans and try to maintain your cool if you're buying tickets. If. You have to be at your destination by a certain date for work or school or vacation whatever the case may be don't cut it close with your flights. In case there are changes or cancellations

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