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Old 11-24-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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Have you ever missed a flight

and if you did was it hard to get another ?

nope never missed one, but I came real real close a few times
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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Nope, never.

Work in the field with people who do, and boy it is NOT fun
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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Missed a flight one time due to oversleeping. Almost missed more flights than I can count.

The flight we missed was my husband an I out of Newark to Jamaica. We woke up when the flight was due to take off - yeah not making that one! We were able to get on another flight that same day.

I hate early morning flights - they ruin the whole day.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:34 PM   #4
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Nope, never.

Work in the field with people who do, and boy it is NOT fun

if you miss a connection flight thats not your fought, will the airline comp you a hotel if they cant get you there right away
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:09 PM   #5
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if you miss a connection flight thats not your fought, will the airline comp you a hotel if they cant get you there right away
It depends. Is your connection flight with another airline?
If it is the same airline, we will reprotect you on another flight, and if it isn't until the next day or later, yes we will give you a hotel voucher.

If we are waiting on enough passengers from a connecting flight, we "may" hold the flight.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:13 PM   #6
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I've come close, but don't think I've ever missed a flight. I'm only a 2-3 times per year flyer.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:47 PM   #7
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A member of my family recently missed one, like two weeks ago. I drove them to the airport, and it took longer to clear security than expected, anyway. The 2.5 nonstop flight turned into a 8 hour wait/flight/layover in Atlanta/flight home at midnight. But, they did make it, so I guess that's the important thing.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:45 AM   #8
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Once. We had to fly standby but got out only a couple of hours late.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:12 AM   #9
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I've never actually missed a flight, but I have come unbelievably close.

I do a lot of travel between Atlanta and Milwaukee. Flying out of Atlanta is super easy. I get to the airport an hour before my flight is scheduled to take off, and I've always been at the gate with at least 10 minutes before boarding begins. Of course I leave a lot of extra time during busy periods, holidays, etc., and I always leave an hour before I usually would if I'm going to be driving in rush hour.

Flying out of Milwaukee is a different story. I can't tell you what a nightmare that airport is. The highways and access roads surrounding the airport have been torn up for years, and the detours are so convoluted and overly complicated. I always leave a lot of time just for the sake of road construction.

Security is horrible as well. There is usually one, and sometimes two, security lines open for each terminal, and the line has been known to snake back to the main part of the airport! I always end up behind someone who hasn't been on a plane since 9/11 and is unfamiliar with security procedures. Needless to say, I've done the whole Home Alone thing, running to the gate as the door is closing. Awful.

I have to fly out of the Milwaukee airport in a few hours. Wish me luck...
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:53 AM   #10
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Almost.

Our junior high trip to NYC last summer.

We made it to the airport only an hour before departure. Our entire group of38. Only two TSA checks were open. And it was dinnertime.

They ended up holding the plane for us. It departed 45 minutes late.

It was a disaster.

Needless to say, when we travel as a family and *I* make the arrangements, we are ALWAYS on time. Normally we stay at a park and ride hotel next to the airport the night prior to travel. It is equal to, if not cheaper, than paying for parking at the airport.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:28 PM   #11
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My husband misses flights alot when he travels.
He gets times mixed up or just cut it too close and miss the flight. He's never had a problem getting another.

I've told him to set his alarm on his phone with the time he needs to get to the gate and then another alarm with the time he should actually be there but he never does.

When we do family trips, this isn't a problem because I watch the time closely.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:36 PM   #12
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Never missed a flight personally, but I have heard people say "we just caught a later one." Not to ask a dumb question, but do you have to pay for a whole new plane ticket? Wouldn't it be awfully expensive to miss a flight? How does that work?
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:38 PM   #13
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Never missed a flight personally, but I have heard people say "we just caught a later one." Not to ask a dumb question, but do you have to pay for a whole new plane ticket? Wouldn't it be awfully expensive to miss a flight? How does that work?
I wonder that too
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:42 PM   #14
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So do I, never.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:49 PM   #15
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I have "never" missed a flight (I had one where we were so delayed by a connecting flight we "technically" missed it but that had nothing to do with over sleeping or just making a personal mistake). I have friends who came out west (Colorado Rocky Mountains) for a wedding in 2011 who missed a flight because they showed up at the airport only 45 minutes before departure time. They seriously did not know that was not enough time to make a flight after checking in and going through security... Really... Anyways they complained to their airline - of course they felt it wasn't their fault - and were not charged when they were given seats on a sold out flight for later that day...

I was quite amused when they told us the story and let them know they really got some good customer service when they got a "free" flight change in return... My hubby and I let them know how good they really had it with their mistake, so hopefully they learned they really should be at the airport more than one hour (really 75 minuts when checking in) in advance to a flight...
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