Keep calm, and follow these steps.

By Jess McHugh
December 21, 2016

This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.

After spending days packing, planning the perfect route to the airport, and making sure you have followed all TSA rules on holiday gifts, you arrive to your gate—only to find out your holiday flight is severely delayed.

The best made plans can still fall apart, and delays and cancelations are some of the most frustrating travel experiences. Despite how random flight delays can feel, there are some precautions travelers can take to avoid them, as well as some steps to take when it happens.

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