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Travel Nightmares May Scrub Your August Vacation Plans

Americans have waited more than a year to get away, but a host of pandemic-related factors are conspiring to make another staycation the smart move.

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After her bachelorette getaway in Austin, Texas, last weekend, Corey Bradley was getting ready to return to New York City when she got an alert from JetBlue announcing her flight was canceled. She visited the carrier’s website to rebook, but got an error message. When she called customer service, a recorded voice told her she would have to wait—for six hours.

“The flight was shorter than that,” Bradley said.