When it's time to travel to from your next Staff Care locum tenens assignment, it’s important to remember that the standard rules and realities of business and recreational traveling apply here, too: Namely, it’s often a lot of fun; but occasionally, it can also be a bit of a challenge.
For a number of reasons, travel by flight has become increasingly difficult and congested in the United States — globally, too — to the extent that the airlines themselves have issued complaints against the airports in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
“I am writing to express the serious concerns I have regarding staffing issues at airports throughout our nation,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) in a letter to TSA Administrator Peter Neffengervia The Hill. “One recurring complaint I hear from airport officials is current staffing allocation models do not adequately correspond with the airport’s needs.”
Yes, long security lines and backed-up check-in desks have become a commonplace site in many American airports. But it’s also true that the vast majority of travel experiences when working locum tenens assignments — or any other kind of journey, for that matter — offer such a rich combination of unique career experiences and once-in-a-lifetime adventures.
What Should You Do if Your Locum Tenens Flight Is Delayed or Cancelled?
Travel disruptions happen — flight delays or cancellations, along with any number of other unforeseen incidents, are an inevitable component of pursuing a lifestyle that involves working in a variety of locations.
With that in mind, while you're on the way to your next Staff Care assignment, here's what to do if your flight is delayed or cancelled. If you’re already at the airport and checked in, please see your flight’s airline representative immediately to be rebooked on the next available flight. Chances are good that you'll simply be rebooked onto the next flight with little actual delay.
If your flight is disrupted and you’re not already at the airport or haven't already checked in, please contact your Staff Care Travel Specialist, or our Travel and Transport line at (855) 823-5824 to have your flight and/or rental car reservations adjusted. If your flight has been delayed to the extent that you may be late to your assignment, or that you'll miss your rental car pick-up time, we'll notify the facility of your delay, and have the rental car reservation adjusted as necessary.
In the event that we can anticipate potential delayed or canceled flights, we preemptively send out emails to alert our travelers. If you’re about to travel either to or from your locum tenens assignment, we strongly encourage you to make sure your email's SPAM/junk filter isn’t blocking these important messages. They also include direct numbers to a Staff Care Travel and Transport representative.
Remember, Staff Care's Travel and Transport department is available 24/7; however, they do not communicate with our clients, and do not have access to our data systems. They are able to help with travel reservations only. In the event that you need after-hours assistance directly relating to your assignment, we urge you to call (800) 685-2275, your direct line to a Staff Care representative who can make any emergency or last-minute communications with your locum facility.
Looking to travel for your next locum tenens assignment? We've got great opportunities from coast to coast: You can begin by searching our nationwide database of locum tenens jobs here.