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Bracing for Spring Break Headaches at the Airport

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WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WGGB) — It’s that time of year when colleges let loose and so do their students.

In the next few weeks, thousands will be filing through Bradley, packed for warmer climates and packing ticket and security lines, and while students are getting ready to celebrate, frequent flyers are not.

“Just busier airports more delays, not only flight delays but delays getting through processes and stuff and it’s just something you have to account for during that season,” said frequent flyer Dennis Finkel.

“I think the key is to make sure you’re on vacation when you go out that time of year,” advised Jeff Knapp who flies constantly for business.

If you are on vacation, you’re not alone. And that’s precisely the problem. All those extra travelers can and do account for extra headaches, but there may be a little relief.

This year, there’s a little something different from airlines if you’re worried about spring break hassles: some high tech advice.

“The airlines are advising us that phone calls are fine, but the phone lines tend to get jammed up and they should probably get better results going on or through their social media. Some airlines communicate via Twitter, Facebook, those types of outlets,” said John Wallace, spokesman for Bradley International Airport.

Even Bradley itself has a Twitter account, with airport news including possible flight delays.

So, unlike your potential experience getting to your flight, you should be able to access information about it in no time.

Something most will appreciate, whether they’re in a hurry – or not.

“I don’t really think about it. Just figure I’ll make it through somehow,” said Yale student Taylor Rees


AIR CANADA: Twitter / Facebook / Website
Phone: (888) 247-2262

Phone: (800) 433-7300

DELTA: Twitter / Facebook / Website
Phone: (800) 221-1212

JETBLUE: Twitter / Facebook / Website
Phone: (800) 538-2583

SOUTHWEST: Twitter / Facebook / Website
Phone (800) 435-9792

UNITED: Twitter / Facebook / Website
Phone: (800) 241-6522

US AIRWAYS / US AIRWAYS EXPRESS: Twitter / Facebook / Website
Phone: (800) 428-4322

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