(Perhaps, this question might be closed as being off-topic but nevertheless)
If one has a very small transition time between two flights and for some reason if the first flight is delayed due to unforeseen circumstances and one arrives at the Airport in the nick of time is it possible to let the Airport staff known that the passenger is on her/his way to the next connecting flight?
I understand that usually the boarding staff announces the name of the person who is yet to board the plane but can the information be relayed the other way round?
Busy airports like FRA, MUC, CDG, AMS are extremely big and when one only has close to 1.30 hours of transfer time, one is often at the mercy of the arriving flight (if it has obtained a gate to disembark or is left at the tarmac and waiting for the bus) and one has to dash to the gates more often.
Does a traveller have some rights or services to let the boarding staff known that s/he is on her/his way and perhaps not miss out the flight? I am not aware if there are passenger-rights or compensations available for missing out a flight due to connecting flight time mismatch.
Common Scenarios include:
- Single Reservation (booking) under a common airline company/alliance
- Economy class (business class might get more preferences anyways in general)
- Frequent Flyer status, basic to level 1 (silver) where there aren't many well-known benefits
Delay of arrival: approximately ~ 20 to 30 minutes
a. Arrival to terminal additional ~10 to 15 minutes (in case of tarmac parking)