LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) — Summer travel is heating up as Memorial Day weekend approaches, and experts say 2022 presents unique challenges for travelers.
“From business to leisure to weddings to sports travel, everything is really accelerated,” said Michelle Jezycki of Six Point Travel.
However, it’s different from 2019 as airlines cut staff due to lack of pilots and flight attendants. Airlines call these industry challenges.
For example, Delta announced this week that it was cutting 100 flights per day during the summer and JetBlue said it had cut nearly 10% of its summer schedule.
“I think the best thing to do at this point is to really rely more this year than any other on travel insurance,” Jezycki said.
Jezycki said peace of mind is more important than ever with the number of flight cancellations and travel challenges. She recommends getting travel insurance as soon as possible.
“If your departure date is close, they’ll think you have something to cover, so your premium will be higher,” Jezycki said.
International travel and cruises are resuming as COVID-19 numbers climb. Depending on where you are in the world, Americans may be stuck in quarantine.
“You really want to make sure you’ve done your homework if you’ve booked yourself,” Jezycki said. “Then find out what those repercussions are if someone in your party tested positive.”
Jezycki said insurance can also cover hotel stays for your quarantine, and there are many levels of travel insurance.
“There is a cancellation fee for some reason, which we are seeing a big increase this year. Basically no questions asked for the most part.
The travel agent said it would also be important to be patient during the trip and to bear in mind that something could go wrong.
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