Have you ever missed a flight

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  1. low-key

    low-key DIS Veteran

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    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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  3. mommasita

    mommasita DIS VETERAN Moderator

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    Nope, never.

    Work in the field with people who do, and boy it is NOT fun:eek:
     
  4. GaSleepingBeautyFan

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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.
     
  5. JessicaR

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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. :)
     
  6. low-key

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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
     
  7. GusGus77

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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?
     
  8. low-key

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    I wonder that too
     
  9. JessicaR

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    They put us on stand-by for the next flight out free of charge.
     
  10. Maria1985

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    So do I, never.
     
  11. shortbun

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    Woke up once at the very minute my flight was scheduled to depart. It was 35 years ago and back then, they just put you on whatever they had when you got there. I've missed a ton of connections but instead of standing in line, I always get on the phone with the airline and have my flights booked when I show up at the gate.
     
  12. Duffy Lover

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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...
     
  13. Jen414

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    I almost missed a flight coming home from spring break in Cancun in 1992. Really, I'm not even sure how we made it onto the flight, but thank goodness we did. I missed a flight coming home from Europe when I was much younger. I made my Dublin to London flight, but since the connection had changed (and for some reason, I hadn't even thought to check on it) I missed my London to Boston connection, although my bags made it. Of course, that would never happen today. I actually cried because they originally told me I wouldn't be able to get another flight to Boston until the next day. I was exhausted after having done the "backpack across Europe on a dime" thing for 5 weeks and begged them to just get me to the US and I'd figure it out from there. I ended up in 1st class on a Virgin Atlantic flight to NYC. (no charge) When we got there, they would not let me leave the international luggage area until everyone was off the plane and all bags were claimed. This was a huge jumbo jet, so it took a long time. I was dying as there were no pay phones in the area and I just knew that my father was waiting at Logan in Boston. I finally got to leave and then begged many airline counter ticket agents to get me to Boston. One finally did. (again, no charge) My husband and I have run through the airport several times but made it by the skin of our teeth.
     
  14. dislaney

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    We've missed more than one.. I haven't missed any lately, thankfully! It used to be pretty easy to just get on the next flight. With the way the airlines overbook now, I'd hate to have to try that now.
     
  15. DopeyDame

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    I've missed one flight - big accident caused lots of traffic on the way to the airport. They rebooked me for a later flight and didn't charge me anything - I think that's pretty standard procedure. Of course, you very well might be standby and not get on if there aren't any seats left.

    As for missed connections, if it's the airlines fault (mechanical or crew issues) they'll put you up in a hotel. If the delay was due to weather, they won't do anything for you and your on your own to find and pay for a hotel. Of course, there are exceptions, but they'll almost never pay for weather related issues.
     
  16. LBIJim

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    Most airlines have an informal "flat tire" policy. If you can get to the airport with a hour or so of your flight, they'll often waive any fees and try to put you on a later flight. It will most likely be standby. And it might not even be for the same day. But in most cases you won't have to pay for a whole new ticket.

    Jim
     
  17. leelee9878

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    I missed a flight once and came real close to missing another. I was flying to Tampa from Newark for work and booked the early flight so I could spend time at the pool...I woke up and it was light out and I knew I missed the flight being as it was scheduled to take off at 6:00 and I live an hour from airport. This happened about 3 years ago and was on Continental, they put me on standby for the next flight and I got on no problem, no extra charge.

    I almost missed a flight out of Atlantic city on spirit and had it been any other airport we would have missed the flight, Atlantic City is a very small airport so that's why we made it. They told us if we didn't make it we would have had to pay the difference in fare, not sure if they actually would have if it came down to it.

    It is a terrible feeling and a lot of extra stress, I don't want to experience it again!
     
  18. mommasita

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    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.
     
  19. mommasita

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    If there is another flight, there may or may not be a cost. If these are destinations we fly hourly and there are openings, then generally we will just put you on the next one. It all depends on the passengers also. If I am getting a blast, then NO.

    Often these are chartered flights, and YEP you may have to pay a whole new ticket home on these flights.
     
  20. Micca

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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.:)
     
  21. Minerva Mouse

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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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