Auto Care Insider Volume 91 - (Page 13)

AUTO CARE INSIDER toolbox Winter is notorious for inclement weather. Although winter weather can be fun for indoor activities, it can wreak havoc on travel plans. Poor driving conditions, delayed flights and unprepared packing are just some of the frustrations that can arise during winter business trips. FOUL WEATHER AIR TRAVEL TIPS Published on: Inclement weather can affect air travel in any season, even on the clearest of days. Whether it's high winds, rain, sleet or snow, each year brings a slew of delays that could severely cramp your travel plans. With some simple planning you can alleviate the frustration of last-minute itinerary changes and flight delays or cancellations so that a bad start (and bad weather) doesn't ruin your trip. Bad Weather There Affects Flight Status Here Bad weather almost anywhere can wreak havoc with an airline's route schedule, as crews and planes that are stranded at one airport never arrive at subsequent airports, and a ripple effect occurs. When you learn of weather delays in important hub cities, it's time to call your airline to inquire of potential delays on your flight. Reroute Your Connections Sometimes the weather at your departure city and your destination can be fantastic, but your connecting city is a mess. Call ahead to see if you can reroute your connection flight through airports with no delays. Book Morning Flights Morning flights are less likely to be delayed or canceled than evening flights. The logistical effects of heavy weather accumulate as the day goes on and more and more flights are delayed or canceled. Planes are more likely never to arrive, or to be put into the back of long lines for takeoff or landing as the day progresses. AUTO CARE INSIDER | VOL. 91 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Auto Care Insider Volume 91

President's Message
Association News: A Century of AEA
Best of the Best
Market Intelligence
Member Profile
Impact Awards
Market Intelligence
Association News: YANG 2015

Auto Care Insider Volume 91