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.
Do you get your money back if you miss a 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.
What do do if you miss your flight?
Here’s what to do if you are responsible for missing your flight.
- Contact the airline immediately.
- 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 is no show fee?
Basically, airlines charge you whenever they have the chance. So when you didn’t show up on the flight you booked and want to get a refund, airlines normally charge you a no show fee, because you just blocked the airlines to sell the seat to any potential customer who could pay a higher fare than you.