If the missed connection is the airline’s fault (a delayed initial flight due to mechanical problems, for example), the airline should rebook you on the next available flight.
If the next outbound flight is the following morning, the airline should either book you on another airline or provide accommodations and meals.
What happens when you miss your flight?
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.
Can I get compensation for missed connection?
What are you entitled to under EC 261 if you miss your connection? If you missed your flight connection because of a delay, you are entitled to missed connection compensation of up to €600 per passenger, providing you arrive three hours late at your final destination.
Do connecting flights wait delayed passengers?
Not usually because it cause passengers on that plane to miss their connections, as well as making the flight late. If you’ve booked both flights on the one ticket then the airline will put on the next flight with available seats. You can safely say that airlines will not wait for connecting passengers.
What is the flat tire rule?
If you arrived at the airport, missed your flight, and got to the ticket counter late—but within four hours of your scheduled departure—understanding agents would often invoke the flat tire rule. You could explain your delay, and they put you on the next scheduled flight, usually as a standby passenger.
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.