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I'm planning trip from London (UK) to Lima (Peru).
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2h40m layover should be enough, but what if my 1st leg gets delayed?
I'm pretty sure that is a not an uncommon scenario and "standard operating procedures" exist. However I'm unable to find reliable information on the internet:
Talk to an airline representative about getting another connecting flight if you are concerned you will miss your existing connection.
You need to have arrived three hours or more after your scheduled arrival time to be eligible to claim delayed flight compensation.
When confronted with flight delay or cancellation always request a written statement from the airline. This is always necessary if you have purchased a cancellation insurance policy.
There must be I presume, rules in your country about airline delays and the right to be compensated in case of a delay
From related question: How to pass customs in time in case of a flight delay
if you still miss your connection (which will then be not your fault), then the airline will book you on a later flight at no additional charge, provided that you booked everything onto one ticket and the minimum connection time is met
Who decides if it was mine / not mine fault?
Previously I assumed "standard operating procedure" exists but maybe it depends:
- on the country
- place where I booked my tickets
- operating airline(s)
Another assumption of mine - airline personal have manifest and coordinate with their colleagues at the airport to wait for some passengers.
Taking all these unknowns into consideration - how do I protect myself from missed 2nd leg?
- [fact] I'm 28, I'll be travelling with hand luggage and I'll run quickly. Say, 30 minutes to change planes is enough.
- [what if] I'm 78, have a lot of luggage, I get lost at the airport, I need to use aid of a wheelchair and airport personnel and I miss the flight even though I had 2 hours to change?
Is every scenario considered individually?