United Flight Delays: What to Do, How to Protect Yourself

As much as we like to travel, we also recognize that flight delays are a part of traveling by air. Case in point: 81% of flights recorded an on-time arrival in 2021, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Since chances are good that you’ll run into a delay sooner or later, it’s helpful to know how to protect yourself when unexpected travel disruptions happen. Even better, there are things you can do when booking to increase your chances of an on-time flight.

If you’re traveling on United Airlines soon, find out how you can avoid United flight delays and what to do if you unexpectedly encounter one.

Check your flight’s on-time performance

Before you book any flight, it’s a good idea to find out whether it’s generally on time or often delayed. Two websites to try are flightaware.com and flightstats.com.

We’ll use flightstats.com to look at United flight 2213 from Los Angeles to Newark. After inputting the flight name and information into the site and clicking…

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This article was written by Josh Garber and originally published on www.nerdwallet.com