The smartest thing to do when your flight has been canceled? Get on the phone.

“By calling the airline directly, you’re essentially cutting the line,” says Brett Snyder, president of Cranky Concierge, an airtraveler-assistance firm. To expedite the rebooking process, keep this card in your wallet.

airline contact list

American Airlines 800-433-7300 Continental Airlines 800-525-0280 Delta 800-221-1212 JetBlue Airways 800-538-2583 Northwest Airlines 800-225-2525 United Airlines 800-241-6522 US Airways 800-428-4322

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