Question by  nikhil (9)

What can you do if you miss a flight?

I don't want to have to purchase an entirely new ticket.


Answer by  bluemeanies (43)

First you should contact a ticketing representative of the airline. Depending on the cause of the delay and the policies of the airline they may be able to rebook you for a later flight (there may be a rebooking fee). Travel insurance might also help you rebook depending on circumstance.


Answer by  sdnco (264)

If you miss a flight, airlines will typically try and put you on the next flight out that has a space without requiring you to buy a new ticket. The trick is you don't have a seat, so you have to wait for a flight that has a seat. It's a bit like flying stand by.


Answer by  jossf3d (258)

Call your airline and explain what happened, or if you are at the airport go to that airlines ticketing desk. Be polite, don't blame anyone, just state the facts. You need to understand that the agent can help you out if they want to, so make them want to. With any luck you can be on the next flight.


Answer by  John (9008)

Your options will vary with your airline, and with the type of ticket that you purchased. Some airlines, if you have bought the right sort of ticket, will let you onto another flight for no charge. Most commonly, though, you will have to pay something. Some airlines will give you some credit for the ticket, but not all.


Answer by  Zoso (869)

Unless you bought a non-refundable ticket or a ticket with similar limitations, the ticket is still good for a future flight. If you're at the gate, speak to the gate agent. They're the most powerful airline employees for getting you where you need to go. Be polite and friendly, but don't leave until you get resolution.


Answer by  malou21 (134)

Relax, inhale, exhale, think of the solution carefully. Don't act like a paranoid. Go to the one who could help you like customer service. Ask for the help.


Answer by  Craig61 (358)

The best opportunity you have is to get credit for the cost of the missed flight. Tell the person at the airport a good story so they feel badly.

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