To avoid any disruptions, tourists are booking hotels near Cancun International Airport for their final nights. Last week, roadways were jammed up to three hours due to lane closures caused by renovation projects taking place on the bridge that links the airport and boulevard.
The congestion caused a huge backlog of traffic, especially around the busier times of the day. Many tourists have turned to booking last-minute hotel rooms near the airport as they don’t want to risk being caught up in another interference while trying to get back home.
What Tourists Experienced Last Week
Last Wednesday, a frenzy occurred at Cancun International Airport. Travelers frantically abandoned their ride-sharing taxis and sprinted miles with suitcases to the terminal in hopes of making it on time for their flights. Unsurprisingly, delays ensued, forcing airlines to wait until all passengers had arrived before taking off.
Flight Delay Winter Disaster
This past week has been an absolute nightmare for Sunwing Vacations passengers. The travelers faced extensive delays at the Cancun airport leaving them stranded and unable to return home. As there were no definite information on when their flights, each second felt like an eternity of uncertainty. Making the situation worse, many passengers found that they had either inadequate transportation or accommodation when their original flight was canceled. This only added to the already stressful experience of having to travel internationally.
As a consequence of several delays, travelers have taken to social media in order to share the anguish and desperation felt by those stranded. These unfortunate individuals were deprived of the opportunity to spend their much-anticipated holidays with loved ones due to these heartbreaking disruptions.
If you are scheduled to fly during the winter months, it is essential to prepare ahead of time for any potential flight disruptions due to inclement weather. According to Sunwing Vacations, severe weather in Canada was the most common cause of these delays. Being mindful and proactive will help ensure your travels remain stress-free!
Safeguarding Against Delays
One thing all travelers dread is arriving too late for their flights due to unforeseen circumstances like road closures or taxi delays. To safeguard against these types of delays, more people have been opting for travel insurance. They use this as part of an added layer of protection when traveling abroad.
Also, pack lightly—It goes without saying that packing lightly has its advantages when it comes to avoiding travel disruptions. You won’t have as much luggage to lug around if you have to switch transportation methods or suddenly sprint down long stretches of terminal halls carrying heavy suitcases like some passengers did last week at Cancun International Airport! It will make it easier for you to catch up with your flight if something unpredictable happens on the way there.
Ironic that I can’t get to snowed in #yvr because the construction/planning at #Cancun airport is so poor we have been stuck in an airport transfer taxi for 2.5 hours. People are giving up and just walking multiple Km’s with their luggage as it’s faster. pic.twitter.com/S7ledYEImC— Robert Johnston (@tangram_design) December 21, 2022
Set Aside Time For Emergencies
It’s important that you give yourself enough time before check-in. This is crucial so that you don’t accidentally miss your flight due to unforeseen events occurring along the way. The last thing anyone wants is to be stuck in an unfamiliar city scrambling for lodging. Or, frantically searching for last-minute flights back home! Give yourself enough time. In unfamiliar countries, it’s save to give yourself over 2.5 hours of time before your scheduled departure. Oftentimes, people forget that despite traffic jams, there can be long queues during check-in or security. This is especially true during peak hours of the day.
Traveling should be an enjoyable experience but unfortunately, delays and cancellations can occur at any moment. This adds tremendous unnecessary stress to an already hectic situation. To reduce risks of unfortunate events, booking at a hotel close by the airport on your final night is well worth it. This minimizes the risk of running late to your booked flight- after all, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
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