It’s the actual worst.
Not only do you show up to the gate out of breath, sweaty and out of sorts, but you run the risk of missing the flight entirely.
But, even though we all hate it and do our best to avoid it, missed connections and delayed flights are an inevitable part of travel.
So, next time you’re in this predicament, this is what you should do.
This Is What You Should Do If You Miss Your Flight Connection:
- If the delay is caused by weather…
The airline will not give you compensation or accommodations, but they will help you re-book your flight.
- If it’s the airline’s fault, and your connecting flight is with the same airline…
The airline should re-book you on the next outbound flight to your destination. If the next outbound flight is the next day, the airline should provide accommodations and, sometimes, meal vouchers.
- If it’s the airline’s fault, and your connecting flight isn’t with the same airline…
The airline that caused you to miss your connection is not required to help you re-book your flights, and will not compensate you.
This is something to consider when booking flights. Even though you may save a few bucks by booking through multiple airlines, it may be in your best interest to travel with one airline in case of delays or missed connections.
- If it’s your fault…
While some airlines may — if they’re in a good mood — help you re-book your flight, you will most likely be charged for the cost of that new flight. Even if you’re late because of a long TSA line or something else airport related, you will still be held responsible.
So, be sure to give yourself plenty of time.
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