Posted on 04/25/2019
It’s no wonder that the idea of missing a connecting flight is stressful. After all, most travelers need to be at their destination on time to catch a cruise, go to a meeting or meet their Uber driver.
So what should you do if for some reason your flight is delayed or you spend too much time drinking beer and miss a connecting flight? Here are 3 things to do if you miss a connecting flight:
- First and foremost, the reason why you miss your connecting flight will determine what your options are.If you miss the flight because of no fault of your own, like mechanical reasons, you have rights. Depending on the airline, they have the responsibility to rebook you on another flight so that you make a connection..even if it’s on another airline. Make sure and ask for accommodations or rebooking.
- However, if you’re delayed due to weather the airlines don’t have as many legal requirements to rebook you. That’s when you call us.We can help you work with the airlines and get you rebooked on a flight that perhaps routes you through a city that’s not affected by weather delays.
- If you miss a connecting flight because of something YOU did, then the airline will more than likely say you’re on your own. In this case, call us. We will work to get you on a different flight and although the airlines will probably charge you, we can try and negotiate on your behalf.Yet again, another reason why booking your trips with us is worth it.
Regardless if you miss a connecting flight because of weather delays, airline mechanical issues or because you spent too much time in the bar, we’re here to help. In fact, you should talk to us about booking your entire vacation. That way, if something happens while you’re on a cruise or in Timbuktu (yes, it’s a real place) then we have your back.
Please give us a call and let’s chat about your upcoming vacation plans. If you just know that you want to somewhere but not sure where, we can help there too. As a full service travel agency in Denham Springs, Louisiana, we’re here to take the stress out of travel.