Oh WSJ, what will you think of next?
Step 1: EARLY WARNINGS
Sign up for flight-status alerts from FlightStats.com and your airline.
Step 2: PRE-FLIGHT CHECKLIST
Pack snacks, battery chargers and overnight essentials in your carry-on.
Step 3: LOOK AHEAD
Check to see if your connecting flight is still scheduled before boarding your first flight.
Step 4: GET IN LINE
If canceled, use gate agents or your own travel agent rather than phoning the airline.
Step 5: R U THERE?
Tweet complaints, Some airlines have workers who monitor social-media sites and can assist with rebooking.
Step 6: AIRPORT CLUBBNG
Buy a day pass to an airline club. It’s comfortable and often has the most accommodating agents.
Step 7: VOUCHER ME
Ask airlines and airport personnel on the ground for vouchers toward discounted hotel rooms.
Step 8: B.O. BE GONE
Use white courtesy phones in most airports to locate cots, blankets, diapers and even showers, when available.