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Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Travel Delays?

by Domenic Muto on 11/10/21

Stuck At The Airport?

You’ve booked the trip, packed the bags, and made it to the airport for your flight.  However, when you get there, you discover that your flight has been delayed.  What to do?  This has been a common occurrence the past few months.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these tips on what to do if your flight is delayed or cancelled:

•    Be prepared for delays.  They might occur due to weather, mechanical issues, the flight crew needing mandatory breaks, or more.
•    Know your rights.  Each airline has a different contract that specifies what you are entitled to in case of a delay or cancellation.
•    Get on line for customer service but also get on the phone.  Calling the airline directly is sometimes faster than waiting for a person.  Even better, reach out to the airline on social media.
•    Be aware that there might be more customer service agents for your airline in a different part of the airport.  Those customer service agents might have less wait times.
•    Pack your patience.  Be calm and polite when speaking with ticket agents.  A little kindness can go a long way in getting you re-booked or set-up with food/hotel vouchers
•    Pack an extra outfit, snacks, and essentials in your carry-on bag.  That way, if you’ve checked your luggage and are stuck at the airport, you have access to necessary items. 
•    If you have been delayed and are traveling with children, try and entertain the kids.  Let them run around the terminal in empty parts of the airport, see if the airport has a kid play area, let them play with the iPad or phone, make up games to play, have a long sit-down meal, bring out a toy and let them play with it, buy them something at the airport gift shop.  If you will have a long delay, then consider actually leaving the airport and exploring the surrounding area.
•    On your own or without kids, consider working, starting a new book, playing on your screens, having a nice meal, people watch, grab a drink, walk around, or shop at the airport stores.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service wants you to have a stress free and relaxing trip.  If you do encounter delays, consider following the tips above.

Before you head out on your trip, make sure that your luggage is in tip top shape.  We service brands such as TravelPro, Delsey, Atlantic, Briggs and Riley, Ricardo, and Swiss Army luggage.  We also service other brand and luggage that is out of warranty.  Our repair specialists can replace or repair luggage wheels, luggage zippers, luggage zipper sliders, luggage feet, luggage carry handles, luggage retractable handles and more. 

Make sure that your shoes are ready to go to.  We welcome all types of shoes including boots, heels, orthopedic shoes, and athletic shoes.  We can repair or replace soles, tips, heels, and stitching.  We also offer shoe stretching and orthopedic shoe modifications.

We also offer a wide variety of repairs for purses, handbags, backpacks, and leather bags.  We can repair or replace stitching, buckles, zippers, straps, and more.

At Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service, we offer a mail in repairs service.  Simply visit online at , print out the form, fill it out, and send the form along with your repairs to our address at 931 North State Road 434, Suite 1095, in Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.  After we receive your items, we will call you to collect payment.  We will then repair your items and send them back to you.

Our location is open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm and on Saturday from 8am until 2pm.  We are closed on Sunday.  For any questions, please give us a call at 407-869-7757. 

Happy travels!

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