If you missed a flight because you were late to the airport, you don’t have any real rights.
Under most domestic airline policies — which are outlined in the contract of carriage on the airline website — if you miss a connection, it will rebook you on the next flight at no charge.
Is there a fee for missing a flight?
Most airlines will allow you to reschedule. A fee of $200 or more plus the difference in fare applies on most airlines. If you missed your connecting flight due to bad weather, most often you’ll be put on the next available flight so there’s no need to panic.
What do you do if you miss your flight?
You Missed Your Flight. Here’s What to Do Now
- Contact the airline immediately. As soon as you’ve missed your flight (or know that you’re going to), your first priority should be to get in contact with the airline.
- Be aware of the flat tire rule.
- Don’t just book a new one-way ticket.
- Address connecting flights.
- Notify your hotel.
- Check your insurance policy.
What happens if you no show for a flight?
In general, being an airline no-show for a ticketed airline flight means a traveler will lose any value on the ticket. If a passenger books a roundtrip ticket, and decides to change the return, most U.S. legacy airlines now charge $200 plus the fare difference.
Can you get a refund if you miss your flight?
When you miss your flight but you aren’t entitled to compensation, you may still be able to get a refund for the taxes you paid. If you miss your flight the airline doesn’t have to pay any passenger-bound taxes to the airport. But you’ve already paid these taxes, which can comprise 25% of your ticket price.