FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Over 2,000 flight delays at airports across the nation Thursday due to winter storms in states like Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. With long delays, vacation plans can get messed up.
"If you have a non-refundable ticket and a tour planned, you can be in a lot of trouble if you don't have any cancellation ability," said Covington Travel President Margaret Klingenberger.
But Klingenberger says travel insurance is always a good way to protect yourself from losing money on non-refundable housing, activities or events.
"If you are delayed 24 hours you can buy insurance that will cover anything of that nature. Insurance is to cover the cost of the trip."
According to FOX 55 meteorologists, in Fort Wayne, we're just seeing the rain from the winter storm, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared for the upcoming busy travel season. For people wanting to go on a last last-minute New Year's trip, it may be costly but there are lots of options.
"Find weekend deals and if you buy airplane ticket and get a hotel with it, that's usually a little less expensive."
If you're planning on traveling for the new year, arrive early and check the weather at all of your flight stops to see if there could be potential delays.
"You better be there in plenty of time, early, ready to be patient, happy that you're going to be some place fun. "
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