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It’s been a rough year for domestic and international travelers. Marred by issues related to understaffing, many airlines have found themselves in a precarious position — in this case, not having enough planes and crew members to accommodate so many travelers — leading to lots and lots of flight cancellations.
So far this year, over 130,000 flights have been canceled. For reference, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, from 2013 to 2021 — with the exception of 2020 — the number of flight cancellations never exceeded 80,000. At this rate, that number could end up close to the record 263,941 number of flights that were canceled in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Needless to say, it’s been a stressful time for those who have had to fly. And as demand for travel remains strong, it’s predicted that this will be a long-standing issue.
Thankfully, there are a few ways to make your next trip to the airport a little bit easier, especially if you have the right credit card.
Whether you’re a frequent flyer or you simply want to make your upcoming flight less of a headache, these seven credit cards are worth considering, as they each include complimentary lounge access and statement credits toward expedited airport security to make your next travel experience less stressful.
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Best credit cards for lounge access and expedited security
Before you hit the airport lounge, you’ll need to get through a potentially long security line. While wait times are completely out of your control, there are a