Southwest: Southwest’s internal flat tire rule requires passengers to call the airline within 10 minutes of departure if they won’t make the flight to retain the flight’s cost as credit.
If you’re just running behind, be sure to arrive at the airport within two hours of the flight’s departure.
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 happens if 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.
How late can you change a Southwest flight?
That’s why it’s important to remember that one airline — Southwest — never charges a fee to change or cancel any ticket it sells, so long as you make your change no later than 10 minutes before departure.
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.