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Questions regarding travel issues of missed flights.

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Can I take some items from my luggage while waiting for a flight?

I'm waiting for the second day for my flight from Frankfurt. I had three cancelations and I'm still on the waitlist. Today I approached two people in the airport with a question "Can I take from my ...
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Missed the connecting flight, separate tickets on same airline - who is responsible? [duplicate]

I have missed my connecting flight from Frankfurt to New York. The time gap between incoming flight and connecting flight was about 2 hours. The incoming flight was delayed for about 90 minutes. Both ...
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Compensation for missed connection due to delay with same airline but separate bookings

Long story short, I had to fly from A (in Spain) to C (in the UK) and I booked two separate flights with the same budget airline, so the actual route was A (Spain) -> B (UK) -> C (UK). The first ...
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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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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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Who is officially responsible for rebooking a missed connection?

Let's say I have 2 connecting flights, first operated by airline A, second operated by airline B, on a ticket issued by airline C, booked on a booking site D. Who is responsible for rebooking and ...
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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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Is it possible to purposefully miss a flight to force a short-check?

Let's say you're transiting through London with checked bags. The airline refuses to short-check your luggage. You then proceed to miss the second flight, forcing them to take your bags off the ...
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Flight departed from the gate 5 min before scheduled departure time. Refund options

This was Alaska Airlines flight from SJC to LAX. We ran later than we usually do on our way to flights and so we ended up reaching the gate 2 min before the scheduled departure time. On our way from ...
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Can travel agents “reissue” tickets?

Story A friend once missed an international flight (USA => MidEast) because he mistook the flight number for the flight time on his itinerary. His flight number was something like "430", and his ...
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Is is possible to skip the middle leg of a flight?

I am flying Bangalore - Frankfurt - Wroclaw and back, with the following itinerary: BLR-FRA-WRO: 5 Feb WRO-FRA: 18 Feb FRA-BLR: 11 Mar Looks like I'll miss the WRO-FRA flight because of some ...
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If I book a return journey with British Airways and miss the first flight, can I still use the return flight? [duplicate]

I booked a return journey with British Airways. If I miss the first flight can I still use the return flight?
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Who should I go after (Expedia, Finnair or Bangkok Airlines) for a missed flight?

I had a situation in Bangkok yesterday. I was coming with Finnair joined ticked Vilnius -> Helsinki -> Bangkok (landing 7.25) and then my own separate Bangkok Airlines flight (boarding 8.55) Bangkok ->...
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Airlines refused Missed Flight Cover 10 minutes after departure

Recently with my 2 friends we've missed the flight from Rome (to another EU city) right at the gate in the following stupid way: arrived at the airport 2-3 hours before the departure (scheduled at 22:...
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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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PPBM: What happens if you check in luggage and then miss the flight?

My partner and I are due to take an international flight together. For reasons beyond our control, my partner may not be able to make the flight. I've read other questions about this scenario and it ...
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Compensation for a cancelled flight AND loss of connection

I am trying to find out the amount of the compensation we have the right for. This is mainly due to the fact that googling for flight cancellation and loss of connection is unclear to whether it means ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Fare hack: risk of booking a same-day multi-city ticket vs. through one-way ticket

I'm looking at a one-way plane ticket on Spirit Airlines. The itinerary requires a stop, and playing around with their website I discovered routing the connection as a single Multi-city booking on the ...
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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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Missed connecting flight

I fell asleep at the gate while waiting for a connection flight to the UK from South Africa. I was connecting on Kenya Airways. They say I have to pay charges which are more than buying another air ...
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Missed flight but no visa to get a hotel [closed]

Let's say I am flying from country A to country C via country B. What happens if, due to airline error, I am delayed in country A and miss my connection to country C and the next flight is the next ...
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EasyJet - Is the return flight valid if I miss the first leg?

British Airways: If I book a return journey with British Airways and miss the first flight, can I still use the return flight? WizzAir: If I book a return journey with Wizz Air and miss the first ...
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Who's responsible for notifying a time flight change?

I booked tickets thru eDreams.com from Brussels to Miami on TUIfly, the airline changed the flight time without notifying me and I ended missing my flight...the airline (TUIfly) pointed at eDream to ...
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Email about missed connecting flight compensation 5 months after flight, is there a point?

5 months ago, I flew from Moscow to London with a connection in Amsterdam. My flight was late by nearly 3 hours and my connection was missed. I was put into a hotel overnight and flew the next day. At ...
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Air Serbia denied return flight after not taking outbound one

I booked a flight from Copenhagen to Athens with Air Serbia. Due to the death of a relative, I had to reschedule my first flight to an earlier flight. Air Serbia states that: Please be advised ...
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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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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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Skip a leg, forfeit a ticket — do mistakes happen due to late connections?

As we know airlines combat hidden city ticketing by cancelling your entire ticket (including return trip) if you skip a leg. But how is this handled -- what happens if you are late from your ...
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Missed my flight because I didn't get e-mail with boarding pass [closed]

This must be the weirdest "missed the flight" situation ever. We were four, traveling from Alicante to Keflavik. I checked in online with the app and got "you are now checked-in" and allocated seats ...
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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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Is a layover of 1 hour 30 mins enough at IAD (Washington Dulles) given it's 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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Losing connecting flights when transferring between airports

I was booked a flight with a connection in Sao Paulo, Brazil. However, I noticed that I will have to transfer between airports between the domestic and international legs of my trip. They are all on ...
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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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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 long does it take to get your checked-in bag at London Gatwick airport?

I have booked, rather to my own surprise on reviewing my itinerary, two separate tickets (that part was inevitable, discount carrier Norwegian Air is first carrier) with 2:05 connection between ...
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Travel insurance for very short missed connection

I'm taking a flight with only a 1 hour layover. Although it's one ticket with the same airline, missing the connection would cause big delays as the airline's next flight to the final destination is ...
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Connecting flights on different tickets, same PNR

I am travelling with China Southern Airlines on an itinerary that looks like this: Outbound: XXX – Beijing (PEK) Return, 14 days later: Shanghai (SHA) – Guangzhou (CAN) – XXX, where XXX is my home ...
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If I book two flights with Sichuan Airlines, and miss the second because the first is delayed, can I reschedule for free?

I arrive at Chengdu at 5:50 AM (this flight is booked with Sichuan Airlines) and want to go straight on to Shanghai (this flight is not yet booked). There's a flight at 7:40 AM, with the same airline. ...
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Miss my flight on purpose to get 24h layover at connecting city [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? If ...
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Consequences of visiting a farm before entering the US

On entering the United States (and some other countries), one of the questions each traveler must answer is if they've been on a farm prior to entry. Part (a) of this question is, how far back does ...
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What happens if 1 person misses the outbound flight on a return ticket where there are multiple people on the same reservation?

I have bought return tickets for myself and 3 other family members. I have only one reservation number for the 4 of us. What happens if for instance one of us misses the outbound flight (no show)? ...
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What happens if my outgoing flight is canceled on the day my French student visa expires? [duplicate]

First of all, I read the other posts similar to this case, but the two answers were conflicting. What happens if my flight out of the Schengen area is cancelled on the last day of my visa? Can ...
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Can I negotiate missing the last connecting flight on a journey with an airline and still use the return ticket?

I'm about to buy a flight: Denver -> Chicago -> Helsinki -> Stockholm, with return journey being Stockholm -> Helsinki -> Miami -> Denver. I would like to explore Finland as well as other countries ...