Introduction We all travel to various destinations nationally and internationally in flights provided by various airlines operators. We all know that flights will never wait for us and we have to reach the airport at least 60 minutes in advance for checking in to a domestic flight and 120 minutes for an international flight. We should plan our travel from our place to airport accordingly and we have to reach the airport as planned.
Sometimes we will be traveling on more than one flight to reach our destination. For this travel, if we miss the flight from the initiating city we may miss our entire itinerary. So a very correct and detailed planning is required to have a happy journey. But sometimes due to certain reasons, we may be getting delayed and in such case chances of missing our flight are high. Under such conditions what we do and how we tackle the situation is very important.
The course of actionsIn case you missed a flight the actions you have to take to minimize the damage are as follows.
Conclusion Even though you plan your travel correctly also there is a chance you may miss your flight due to reasons beyond your control. Hence you have to plan by giving additional margins to your travel time on the surface. There may be chances to get accommodation on other flights but it may reflect on your purse heavily. So it is always advisable that prevention is better than cure.
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Missing a flight is sometimes very scary but one has to keep cool and consider the options available in hand. The author has well presented the various steps to be taken in such a scenario.
I would like to add that one should continue to communicate and have a dialogue with the airline personnel of the one which has been missed. With consistent requests and persistent efforts one can be accommodated in next available flight without any extra payment. Sometimes, if it is a rush period, they may demand some difference of the fare also as nowadays dynamic fares are in vogue.
This I am telling from my personal experience as during my active working period I used to travel a lot and many times I got accommodated in the next or subsequent flight but I had to wait in the airport for quite long and had continuous interaction with the concerned staff.