I have following legs of flight travel I have to cover in December:

  • Delhi to Milan (MXP), Air Italy, dep. Monday 6am India time
  • Milan to Rome (FCO), Air Italy, dep. Monday 5pm Italy time
  • Rome to Athens (ATH), Ryanair, dep. Tuesday 10am Italy time

First two are under ONE TICKET. There's a similar return route while returning as well.

Air Italia sent me an email today telling that the DEL>MXP flight on Monday has been cancelled. They are offering the same flight next day but with that, I will miss Rome>ATH flight despite keeping original time margin of over 14 hours. The flight is non-refundable.

What should I do to ensure that:

  1. I don't lose money because I booked flights with an airline that is losing money
  2. I don't miss visiting beautiful ancient cities of Europe
  • You may try explaining your situation and asking them to book you to Athens. Oct 3, 2018 at 20:39
  • Please don't ask the same question more than once. Oct 10, 2018 at 20:54

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Since your original flight was cancelled and rescheduled, you could ask the airline to refund your ticket price, and then you could find a different flight (on the same or a different airline) to Rome that allows you to meet your connection. You could also ask the airline if they would move you to a flight on the previous day, which would allow you to meet your connection and also give you an extra day in Rome.

  • I had booked the flight well in advance - and right now prices are almost 1.5 times of what I paid. Maybe I'll request them to arrange flight for previous day.
    – Aditya
    Oct 3, 2018 at 20:02

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