In the EU, generous delayed flight compensation makes it potentially profitable to always go for the tightest possible connections. If your inbound flight is delayed, you receive 300+ euros in compensation and a free hotel stay.

Is there a website that tracks connections that could potentially benefit a traveller who isn't concerned about time?

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    Jonathan “Machiavel” Reez ;->
    – jcaron
    Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 11:43
  • Why would you receive a free hotel stay? Or are you rather asking for missed connections where you must receive a hotel stay?
    – npl
    Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 12:28
  • And does the flight have to cost less than the compensation received?
    – npl
    Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 12:29
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    Note that just because a connection is tight doesn't mean that it's missable. The airline may feel able to make such a tight connection precisely because it's the same plane, so a delay on the inbound flight automatically delays the outbound one. Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 14:36
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    @npl receiving a hotel stay (due to no connections being available until the next morning) would be a bonus. And the flight doesn't necessarily have to cost less than the total compensation, just cheap enough to make your time worth.
    – JonathanReez
    Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 22:56

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I'm not aware of an aggregator site that makes this easy to search, but you can get various levels of historical data from FlightAware if you're willing to dig into individual flights (14 days of history for an unregistered free account, 3 months for a registered free account, and theoretically years worth for a paid account).

Here's a sample of what the data looks like for an unregistered account for the first leg of the hypothetical Prague-Thessaloniki flight on Lufthansa. You'd have to manually look up and join this with the data for the Munich-Thessaloniki leg and probably also apply some judgment as to what constitutes an unmakeable connection.

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