Questions regarding travel issues of missed flights.

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Late boarding and passport control failures caused a missed flight in Turkey on a non-EU airline - what compensation can I claim?

I've just had a two part flight, Antalya-Istanbul-London Gatwick via Pegasus airlines. I arrived at the airport early and checked in with plenty of time to spare. The boarding for the first part of ...
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What happens if you miss a connecting flight?

What happens if you book tickets through an airline or travel agent, but on the travel date miss a connecting flight (either because the first flight was delayed, or because immigration/security took ...
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Why can't I travel onwards if my bag wasn't going to make the flight?

I was flying KLM from the UK to the USA with a short layover in Amsterdam. Because of delays in the UK, I almost missed my flight. The flight attendant told me my bag wasn't going to make it, but if ...
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Paranoid about missing my return flight home from Rome. What to do?

I haven't been to Europe in 11 years. My wife and I (and our 8 year old son) will be taking a trip to Italy this late November. We will be traveling from Venice to Florence to Rome. We will be ...
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Is there travel insurance for missed flights?

Our family will be going to Rome this November. As in a previous question, I am worried about missing my return flight home. Is there travel insurance that will help us find a return ticket home if ...
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Turkish transit visa on arrival

I'm flying from London to Mumbai in May, and then back from Kathmandu to London later in the month. On both journeys I have a short (1-2 hours) stop over in Istanbul. If everything works, I know I ...
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If I book a return journey with Ryanair and miss the first flight, can I still take the return flight?

Does Ryanair have the sequential use of flight coupons rule? Meaning if you miss any flight-segment on your itinerary all subsequent segments are canceled. Does this rule apply if tickets are bought ...
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Subterfuge by budget airline? Missed flight - was charged for transfer

Recently I attempted to catch a flight from a London airport on Ryanair. I arrived at departures reception 25 minutes before the flight, 11.35am - my ticket was scanned. Then I proceeded thru ...
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EU airlines, late for connection flight due to lines on passport control

Several days ago I had 1 hour connection in Amsterdam and I got my plane but I was the last one, after me they closed the gate. Now I need to buy a new ticket and thinking about the same route. Is ...
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Who to contact for missed connection on a multi-airline flight?

I have flight booked through United Airlines (PRG -> FRA -> YYZ -> MCI), checked-in using the Lufthansa website (first flight PRG -> FRA is operated by Lufthansa), and the flight (FRA -> YYZ) has an ...
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Should I take into account the transit time when booking with the same airline?

Should I take care about the transit time when booking a flight ticket with same airlines.Or Not! I am already booking with the same airline, and they should know that xx minutes are enough for the ...
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Middle name on ticket and passport but not in system — missed flight

I booked a ticket for my aunt to visit me, from Vietnam to the U.S. via Korean Airlines (booked through orbitz). There is my aunt's middle name on the ticket and on the passport. However, at the ...
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Is a layover of 1 hour 30 mins enough at IAD (Washington Dulles) given its the port of entry and immigration will be required?

I have an Indian Passport, and I am traveling FRA-IAD-BUF (Frankfurt-Washington(Dulles)-Buffalo. I have a single Lufthansa ticket, however the connecting flight from Washington to Buffalo is United ...
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Would Transavia cancel my itinerary if I skip the outbound flight?

I am supposed to travel with Transavia un a few weeks. However, I won't be able to take the outbound flight. (I will take a plane the day after.) Do you know if Transavia will cancel my inbound ...
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Missed flight USA airport tax refund?

Are airlines in the US legally obligated to refund any airport tax charged if a seat was not used? In particular I am thinking of a flight with Spirit Airlines from Fort Lauderdale to Boston which ...
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The percentage of “missed flights”

What is the percentage of “missed flights”, on international flights, due to late passengers arrival at their designated hour to the airport?
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Miss my flight on purpose [duplicate]

At the end of this month I have a flight from St. Lucia to New York and then New York to Phoenix where I live. There is a 24 hour layover in New York so I figured I would stay an extra day. In order ...
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Travelling with ESTA, 1h30min in JFK connection flight

I have a connection flight HEL-> JFK (3:50PM) JFK(5:20PM) -> SAN (San Diego) So it means I have a layover of 1.5h. How does it work? Can I get any wristband/permission to skip immigration line? ...
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What to do if airline persistently doesn't respond to complaint? [closed]

I had a problem with my Lufthansa flights, in my opinion that was completely the airline's fault. At the desk during the day of flights, they (naturally) didn't give me any proper response, just a ...
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How much can I claim in damages for a missed connection, on an EU airline flying through the EU?

On a flight from Asia to the US on British Airways recently, I missed the connection in London. The first flight was delayed because of mechanical reasons. London was chaotic and British Airways was ...
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First address in the US in case of missed flight

As a non-US citizen traveling to the US, I am obliged to provide the airline and the border control officer with the address of the hotel where I will be spending my first night in the US. (The ...
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Exact current information on “missing a return flight”?

How, specifically, do airlines distinguish between people who miss a return international flight for genuine reasons, and people who skip specifically the return leg of a ticket to get a cheap one-way ...
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How to protect myself from multi-leg flight getting delayed? [duplicate]

I'm planning trip from London (UK) to Lima (Peru). Here is a result of a sample search: 2h40m layover should be enough, but what if my 1st leg gets delayed? I'm pretty sure that is a not an ...
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Time between flights in Ministro Pistarini Airport (Buenos Aires)

I have 2h40 between two international flights at Ministro Pistarini Airport, in Buenos Aires. Am I screwed? Coming from Santiago and going to Brazil, both flights are in Terminal A. The tickets are ...
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Insurance for connecting flight on separate bookings

I found a connection that would save me several hundred dollars to build my own connection with two plane tickets. First flying on Delta and then onward on JetBlue to reach my destination. I know its ...
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travel insurance only for missed or canceled flights [duplicate]

I am traveling to Indonesia the next month and I am told that flights are often delayed or canceled. Therefore one can easily miss a connection or miss the first (already paid) night in some hotel. I ...
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Tickets for two flights around same time [duplicate]

I live in Chicago, IL, USA, and my wife and I are looking to book a Sandals trip with included roundtrip airfare and on our way back would like to spend a few days in Orlando, FL. On our flight back ...
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When is a deadline of Sunday 3rd July 2016, 2400 hrs (GMT) [closed]

This isn't technically for travelling, but I would imagine travellers may have the same issue sometimes. I am doing a essay for a competition which states the deadline is "Sunday 3rd July 2016, 2400 ...
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Round trip tickets much cheaper than one ways, considering purposely missing layover? [duplicate]

Round trip tickets seem much cheaper than setting up multicity one way in and one way out from a different city... It is looking like it is cheaper to buy round trip tickets going to/from my final ...
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Missed return flight on Wizzair [duplicate]

I am considering missing a return Wizzair flight from Warsaw to London (I will fly a different airline on a different date instead). However, I am flying with them from London to Warsaw a few days ...