Up in the Air
If you're planning to travel now, you should also plan to have your plans disrupted — as this weekend's cancellation of 1,900 Southwest flights shows all too well. With the end-of-the-year travel glut, unpredictable weather, and COVID-19 variants, travelers face an especially challenging time getting to and from their destinations. While no one wants to research worst-case scenarios as part of their holiday to-do list, having the information helps immensely if you have to pivot your travel plans. And by knowing what to do, you’ll get ahead of the crowd and hopefully spend less time re-organizing your trip.