Anytime you fly you may find your flight canceled or delayed. This is especially true during the holidays. But what, if anything, can you do if your flight gets delayed or canceled? There is absolutely something you can do so that you’re not stuck in an airport eating a $15 burger on Christmas Eve or a $9 coffee on New Year’s Day! At least, not if you follow my advice. If you sign up for a mobile rebooking tool, Freebird, you can avoid LONG LINES, LONG WAITS, AND A HUGE HASSLE trying to get rebooked by an airline representative.
So here’s how it works. After you have booked your ticket, sign up for Freebird. The cost is $19 one-way or $34 round-trip. Freebird stores your flight information and alerts you if there is a significant delay or cancellation. You are then able to rebook in 30 seconds using your phone. You can choose from any available flight on any airline (no standby). Freebird buys your new tickets and you keep your old ticket, so all you paid is $19 or $34 for a new ticket! And the best part is that you do not have to download app or follow any complex protocol.
Here’s exactly how it works:
Freebird will alert you instantly via text message if your flight is canceled, delayed by more than four hours, or if you miss your connection due to a delay. From there, it’s just three taps to book a new ticket: (1) tap to open your alert, (2) tap to select a new flight, and (3) tap to confirm your selection. It’s that fast and easy – no need to input any additional search, personal, or payment info.
What you need to know: Freebird is only available for domestic flights and must be purchased two days prior to departure. It is not the same as travel insurance. It is good for flights with layovers and is valid for missed connections.