My flight was delayed… what do I do? Part II

A simple guide to flight updates

If you land at your layover airport only to find that your flight is delayed, your first instinct may be that you don’t know what to do next. But don’t worry! Finding out the details of your changed flight schedule has never been easier. Just follow these steps and you’ll be good-to-go (as soon as your plane’s ready, that is):

Check the monitor.

Every airport has a constant list of flight times and gates. This is your go-to resource when your flight is delayed, and you’ll want to check the board often in case your gate is changed more than once, since delayed flights are sometimes moved to accommodate flights arriving earlier.

Don’t be afraid to talk to a gate agent or customer service representative.

Sometimes teens feel awkward asking a gate agent about changed flight times and gates, but they deal with hundreds of flyers every day, so they won’t bat an eye at your question. Often, gate agents are experts at the quirks of individual airports - they may be able to tell you a quicker way to get to your new gate, or great shops and restaurants in the terminal that will make your layover time fly by faster.

Google it.

You Google everything else, so why not your flight information. The search engine is so good at acquiring updated flight information that all you need to do is type in your airline and flight number and you’ll get an immediate response from your laptop or smartphone. One quick tip: sometimes Google is a little delayed in its updates, so if you’re ever unsure, double-check with a nearby gate agent to confirm your flight time and gate.