NY Times Frugal Traveler: As menacing clouds hung heavy over Lower Manhattan, I cruised toward the Holland Tunnel on my way to Newark Liberty International Airport. I refreshed the flight status for my United Airlines flight, and the airline’s app showed an on-time departure. Two minutes later, I refreshed it. A red bar suddenly appeared on my smartphone — the flight had gone from “on time” to “canceled.” A United rep confirmed by phone that my flight was, indeed, canceled, and I was rebooked on a 6 a.m. flight the following day. I apologized to my Lyft driver, who turned around and took me back to the hotel I’d left just 20 minutes earlier. Read more.
(Image: Travel graphic; Source: Kevin Whipple, NY Times)