Awesome flight search site Hipmonk, which I told you about yesterday, has some great advice for getting rebooked following a canceled flight.
1. Call the airline. You'll get much faster service by calling the airline directly -- often long before you reach the front of the customer service line. Bonus points: you can even start the call from the plane, if you're cancelled after boarding.
2. Go to the next flight's gate. If you're lucky, you can get a remaining seat. If not, you're near the top of the standby list.
3. Go find a customer service desk with a shorter line. Why wait in line with the other 200 people who just got bumped?
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