Have any of you been affected by air travel changes due to the grounding of planes

Up in this neck of the woods there are a lot of unhappy campers since scAir Canada has a number of the unfortunately grounded Boeing jets which is affecting a lot of people due to canceled flights with zero to nill replacement option. People are scrambling for options. Being as some of you have cruises booked that rely on air flight I was wondering how you might be affected and how you are dealing with this.

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I'm wondering this too. There's been a lot of travel bloggers down in Disney the past couple weeks for an event and one of them posted today that she can't get home for an extra two days because of the grounded planes. I think she lives in Toronto. Glad I don't have any travel scheduled until next month!

Our travel has been almost impacted twice. We got the last flight out once before the storm hit and we were the first after the airport opened another time. It is the risk we take when traveling during the Winter. We always try to have travel days “cushion” but it can still be a problem. So far we have been lucky!

We're fairly fortunate that Southwest does not fly the MAX 8 in or out of Buffalo at this time

Unfortunate but better to be safe.

Hey, I live only a few hours from you in the Elmira/Corning area!

I just checked my flights for the next cruise -- no MAX planes used (or if they had been used, the flights had already been fixed). (American and British Air)

I just got back from a trip to Boise. I was actually on the ground when the max 8 grounding went in to effect.

Thankfully the grounding didn't impact us. However, our plane out of Vegas was coming from Denver and the weather closed that airport!

Southwest did a great job adjusting and we were put on a substitute airplane with no impact on my schedule.

Southwest Air ops worked a miracle, but I have to believe others weren't so lucky.

Not yet, hoping it doesn’t!

Great area to live, if you don't mind 8 months of winter, and 4 months of bad sledding, and paying taxes through the nose!

Living in N. WI and usually cruising in February, I am surprised it doesn't happen more often. We always fly down a couple days ahead of time, just in case. We have gotten out of Green Bay just ahead of the storm and a few occasions and we have sat in our hotel in Miami while a blizzard raged back home. We have only had to be diverted one time. We were supposed to connect through Cleveland and the Cleveland airport was closed down. They had to shuttle us down to O'Hare in Chicago.

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