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Travel Insured Suggests How to Reduce the Risk of Flight Delays

by User Not Found | Dec 15, 2010

Here's why booking the earliest available flight can help you avoid lengthy delays.

- The aircraft for your early morning departure normally overnights at your boarding gate. In poor weather, your departure plane is in position. No waiting for its arrival.

- Airport security lines are shortest in early-morning hours. Less time is needed to go from curbside to boarding gate.

- If your earliest morning flight cancels, you have more time to board a same-day flight to your destination. A late-day flight cancellation may force you to fly tomorrow.

- If your itinerary includes flight connections, the early departure allows more time for possible delays in connecting cities, and more flight options if you miss a connection.

- If you prefer flying with fewer children on board, the earliest flight will help. Fewer families and babies are flying at 7 a.m. than at 10 a.m. or later.

- If you are cruising or joining a tour the same day of your flight, the earliest morning flight is your best chance for making the sailaway party or welcome dinner on time.

- Arriving, whenever possible, well before evening rush hour in your destination city helps avoid traffic delays to your accommodations. Taking the early morning flight is the surest way to do this.

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