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Try These TikTok Hacks If Your Flight Gets Canceled Due To Weather
Weather is one of the most common causes of flight delays and cancellations. Some savvy TikTok travelers share their advice for those affected.
Nat from @adventuresofmattandnat suggests googling "bill of rights," followed by the name of the airline you booked to see what you are rightfully guaranteed.
Contact The Airline
TikTok travel guru @maxmilespoints says if bad weather threatens your trip, contact customer service by phone or tweet, or get in line at the airport as quickly as possible.
While waiting, the TikToker also suggests searching online for alternative flights if you still wish to fly. Try changing the date or airport to broaden your search results.
According to NerdWallet, the credit card you used to pay for your trip may offer protection if your flight gets canceled due to bad weather.
Check Your Credit Card
Lawyer Erika Kullberg suggests looking at your credit card benefits to see "if there's something in there that says 'travel delay protection' or 'travel delay insurance.'"
In a viral TikTok video, @erikakullberg roleplays how a passenger is entitled to total compensation when a flight is canceled due to weather.
Full Refund
The U.S. Department of Transportation states, "A consumer is entitled to a refund if the airline canceled a flight, regardless of the reason, and the consumer chooses not to travel."