Good to know when traveling this summer
After two years of lockdown and COVID restrictions, many of us can’t wait to get back out on the road traveling again. However, since a record number of travelers are departing this summer, the airports are packed and airlines struggle to keep up with demand. This unfortunately means longer airport queues, flight cancellations and potential strikes among airlines primarily throughout Europe.
Notification of strike in SAS
We follow the development of the confirmed SAS strike closely and we will keep you updated as soon as we know more.
Because of the confirmed SAS strike, all customers affected by future cancellations will be contacted via e-mail and/or phone. If you don’t hear from the airline or us, you should go to the airport as planned to avoid becoming “no-show” on your departure. We will handle all requests as quickly as possible, and the most urgent cases will be prioritized.
Our staff does not have any other information available regarding potential cancellation or delays on your flight at this point in time, so we encourage you to check the status on your flight with SAS.
Airport staff shortage
Several European airports have announced longer security lines and even the need of cancelling flights due to lack of staff. Make sure to check the airports website in advance and allow for twice the time as usual at the airport. Below are some additional tips to secure you a stress-free vacation.
1. Be on time
We recommend that you check the latest recommendations from your airport of departure on how many hours in advance you should be there. This is usually around 3 to 4 hours prior to your flight.
2. Download the app of the airline
It is always a good idea to download the app of the airline you're flying with. Here you will get the latest updates and often get notifications when your departure time or gate has changed.
3. Prepare your luggage
Make sure you can pass security in the smoothest way possible. Rules regarding your hand luggage can differ per airport, so just make sure that you can easily take out your electronics and liquids if necessary. In other words, organize as much as you can.
4. Make sure you have got all the right documents
Make sure to check if you have all documents needed to enter your destination and preferably printed if you go outside of Europe.
5. Have the right mindset
Last but not least, get in the right mindset. Prepare yourself for some extra waiting time at the airport and bring a game, download your favorite podcast or tv series, and enjoy this first stop of your trip.