Questions tagged [missed-flights]

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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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Will Turkish Airlines help me if I miss my connection? [closed]

If a miss my connecting flight when I transit at Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, will Turkish Airlines put me on another flight for free?
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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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Are 2:05 hours enough for a Schengen to non-Schengen transfer in Schiphol?

If everything goes according to plan, we arrive in the beginning of the July at Schiphol at 16:10 with a KL1782 from Hamburg and depart at 18:15 with a SU2695 to Moscow Sheremetyevo. Thus we have 2 ...
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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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Small layover time. What to do?

I have a 1hr 45 min layover in Paris. I land in Paris by air India from Delhi. I have another flight after 1 hour 45 mins to Nice by Air France. If the AI flight is late, and I am unable to board the ...
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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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Immigration and custom delay along with flight delay caused to miss connecting flight [closed]

Immigration and Customs at ORD Chicago caused us to miss a connecting flight (American Airline), also partly due to technical problems which delayed the flight (British Airways from London-ORD). We ...
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Can't make it for outbound flight to UK, but I can make it for return flight from Europe. Will return flight be voided?

So I've recently heard that if I didn't show up for the outbound leg of my journey, the return leg will be voided, and thus I can't use it to get back home. Is this true? I'm taking Qatar Airways by ...
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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 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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Can I get involuntarily bumped from a flight even though I already have a boarding pass with an assigned seat? [duplicate]

I am at Newark airport right now, waiting to board a flight to MCO (Orlando, FL) with United Airlines. They are announcing that the flight is overbooked by 7 passengers and that they need volunteers ...
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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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Is it ok to miss a part of flight? [duplicate]

If i book a flight that goes for example London -> Paris -> New York Is that ok if I miss the London -> Paris flight but get in from Paris? and on return I skip the Paris -> London flight. I ...
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Clearing airport security 35 minutes before flight

I am wondering whether the policy to deny access if security is cleared at least 35 minutes before the flight departure is common, or if it is specific to some airline companies or some airports only. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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When is a deadline of Sunday 3rd July 2016, 2400 hrs (GMT) [closed]

This isn't technically for travelling, but I would imagine travellers may have the same issue sometimes. I am doing a essay for a competition which states the deadline is "Sunday 3rd July 2016, 2400 ...
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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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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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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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Round trip tickets much cheaper than one ways, considering purposely missing layover? [duplicate]

Round trip tickets seem much cheaper than setting up multicity one way in and one way out from a different city... It is looking like it is cheaper to buy round trip tickets going to/from my final ...
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travel insurance only for missed or canceled flights [duplicate]

I am traveling to Indonesia the next month and I am told that flights are often delayed or canceled. Therefore one can easily miss a connection or miss the first (already paid) night in some hotel. I ...
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How to protect myself from multi-leg flight getting delayed? [duplicate]

I'm planning trip from London (UK) to Lima (Peru). Here is a result of a sample search: 2h40m layover should be enough, but what if my 1st leg gets delayed? I'm pretty sure that is a not an ...
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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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How much can I claim in damages for a missed connection, on an EU airline flying through the EU?

On a flight from Asia to the US on British Airways recently, I missed the connection in London. The first flight was delayed because of mechanical reasons. London was chaotic and British Airways was ...
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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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Exact current information on “missing a return flight”?

How, specifically, do airlines distinguish between people who miss a return international flight for genuine reasons, and people who skip specifically the return leg of a ticket to get a cheap one-way ...
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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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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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Time between flights in Ministro Pistarini Airport (Buenos Aires)

I have 2h40 between two international flights at Ministro Pistarini Airport, in Buenos Aires. Am I screwed? Coming from Santiago and going to Brazil, both flights are in Terminal A. The tickets are ...
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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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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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First address in the US in case of missed flight

As a non-US citizen traveling to the US, I am obliged to provide the airline and the border control officer with the address of the hotel where I will be spending my first night in the US. (The ...

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