‘A One-Hour Layover Is Not Enough Anymore’: A Flight Attendant’s Tips on Surviving Travel Now
The pandemic has changed flying more than any other event. In the initial days of the pandemic, the airlines tried to save as much money as possible, allowing for early retirements and furloughing many employees. Now there is an employee shortage. As a result, airlines are short-staffed and overworked.
Flights crews have time limits on how long they can work, generally 12 - 16 hours at a stretch. There aren't many backup crews, so your flight may be cancelled. However, you can take much of the stress out of travel by planning ahead and being prepared.
If you are going on a cruise, leave the day before incase a connecting flight is cancelled. Count the extra day as part of your vacation.
Wake up slowly, have some coffee and pancakes, and leisurely head to your boat. The extra money is worth the peace of mind.
Traveling can make you smarter, more creative and improve your problem-solving abilities.
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