COVID-19, wintry weather impacts post-holiday travels at airports around the globe
COVID-19 and winter storms impacted post-holiday travel out of airports around the world Monday.
More than 2,500 flights were canceled around the globe. That includes nearly 80 arriving or departing flights at John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.
At MacArthur Airport, there was a steady stream of travelers throughout the day and operations ran smoothly, despite a few delays.
"Initially, we were really concerned about flights being canceled. We watched very closely, but right now Islip has been excellent. Let's knock on wood somewhere, and Frontier has been really good to us," said Alisa McMorris, of Wading River.
"Orlando was busy as heck coming up, but Islip is the gift that keeps giving. It's a wonderful small and efficient airport," said traveler Paul Klimas.
People who've had flights canceled can expect to be reimbursed for those tickets or be issued replacement tickets.
Flightright.com says you are entitled to either a ticket refund or a replacement flight if your flight is canceled.
You can claim compensation if the airline informed you of the cancellation less than 14 days before the scheduled departure date.
You are also entitled to receive refreshments and beverages during long waiting periods.
The website advises that you ask the airline to put the reason for the cancellation in writing. you should also collect records such as replacement flight tickets, expense receipts and vouchers.