Travel This Little-Known Airplane Rule Can Help When You Miss Your Flight

20:51  12 october  2017
20:51  12 october  2017 Source:   Reader's Digest.CA

The Real Reason Why Airplane Food Tastes So Bad

  The Real Reason Why Airplane Food Tastes So Bad Gordon Ramsay would never eat airplane food. Gordon Ramsay would never eat airplane food.

Flyers assume missing a flight is a dead-end situation, but many airlines follow the flat tire rule that can help you get on the next flight for free. This Is the One Move You Need to Know to Survive a Shark Attack. This Is Why Most Commercial Airplanes Are White.

If you miss your flight , you ’re not entirely out of luck. Airline policies may offer some protection, helping you get on your way quickly. If you travel enough, it’s only a matter of time until it happens to you . And when it does, you need to know the rules — both the official and the unofficial ones.

  This Little-Known Airplane Rule Can Help When You Miss Your Flight © David Prado Perucha/Shutterstock We’ve all heard the guidelines to arrive at the airport two hours before your flight is scheduled to leave, and we usually try to honor that suggestion. Then, life happens, and your worst-case scenario becomes a reality. You miss your flight.

Now before you break down as you watch the clock hit your departure time, rest assured. There is protocol for exactly what to do when you miss your flight, the first step being to call an airline agent as soon as you know you won’t get there in time.

What many flyers don’t know is that some major airlines have an actual policy that helps travelers caught in this sticky situation.

How to Deal With a Rude Seat Recliner on a Plane, According to an Etiquette Expert

  How to Deal With a Rude Seat Recliner on a Plane, According to an Etiquette Expert Perhaps the only thing more frustrating than shrinking leg room on airplanes is when a passenger reclines their seat, further encroaching on already tight space. While the impulse is understandable, the shift in angle can lead to severe discomfort. So what should you do when someone decides to lean back into your knees or laptop — especially when they don’t ask in advance or give you a hard time about it? Conflict can usually be avoided with a delicate approach, according to Elaine Swann, who runs a lifestyle and etiquette advice business and was a Continental Airlines flight attendant for 10 years.

As soon as you ’ve missed your flight (or know that you ’re going to), your first priority should be to get in contact with the airline. When the factors that caused you to miss your flight are totally out of your control, some airlines have (unwritten) rules that may make them a little more lenient in the face of

When you miss a flight , you may be able to get either compensation from the airline or you may be able to get a refund of the taxes you paid the airline for your flight . In this article, we will explain when you qualify for both of these categories. Flight -Delayed.co.uk is an organisation that helps air

It’s called the flat tire rule, or the two-hour rule. It states that customers who miss their flight due to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control—like a flat tire, the rule’s namesake—are able to get on the next flight to their destination at no charge, as long as they arrive within two hours of the missed flight. Can’t you just feel your stress instantly melt away?

According to Club Traveler, these rules vary slightly across airlines. At American Airlines, the rule doesn’t apply for the last scheduled flight of the day or for international flights.

Southwest prefers passengers should call the airline at least 10 minutes before the original plane departs to let them know you’ll be late.

Some airlines may not offer this option at all, but it’s better to call and double-check than give up hope entirely. You may even be added to a standby list. (Yes, standby flights still exist)

Flight Cheers as Passenger Subdues Drunk Flier

  Flight Cheers as Passenger Subdues Drunk Flier The dramatic incident aboard a Ryanair flight was captured on video.In a brief video posted to YouTube, an older man can be seen rendering a rowdy passenger unconscious after putting him in a chokehold.

Two-Hour Rule . What happens if you ’ve already missed your flight ? Let your fellow travelers know what to do if they’ve missed their flights . Click here to tweet this article. Non-stop flights only. - Less options+ More options. help .

Home › Travel Tips › 3 Tips for When You Miss Your Flight . Tagged with: airline travel, airplane , airport, checked bags, flight , missed flight , travel, travel questions, travel tips, TSA Precheck Posted in Travel Tips. Many airlines have an unwritten policy that is referred to as the “flat tire rule .”

If you get confirmation that the flat tire rule applies to you, congrats! Clarify which gate you should proceed to and get to the airport ASAP. You may need to wait a few hours for your new flight—but it’s a small price to pay for a free, rescheduled flight to your final destination.

[Source: Club Traveler]

Related: These Are the Best Travel Shoes for Airport Security (provided by Real Simple)

What to watch next
  • Autism research in danger after Maria

    Autism research in danger after Maria

    CNN Logo
    CNN
    2:05
  • Mom Dresses Twin Baby Girls in Costumes Daily for Month Leading Up to Halloween

    Mom dresses twin baby girls in costumes every day up to Halloween

    Inside Edition Logo
    Inside Edition
    1:41
  • Everyone Is Going Crazy Over This College Mascot's Dance Moves

    Everyone is going crazy over this college mascot's dance moves

    Inside Edition Logo
    Inside Edition
    0:57
  • This is Miss Wheelchair World

    This is Miss Wheelchair World

    NowThis News Logo
    NowThis News
    1:03
  • This Country's Sewers are Filled with Gold

    This country's sewers are filled with gold

    Buzz60 Logo
    Buzz60
    1:08
  • Watch girl's surprise reaction to adoption news

    Watch girl's surprise reaction to adoption news

    CNN Logo
    CNN
    0:48
  • Mark Zuckerberg Goes To Puerto Rico In Facebook VR Demo

    Mark Zuckerberg goes to Puerto Rico in Facebook VR demo

    NowThis News Logo
    NowThis News
    1:42
  • Summiting mountains without sight

    Summiting mountains without sight

    CNN Logo
    CNN
    3:36
  • Blind teen finds her stride running on cross-country team

    Blind teen finds her stride running on cross-country team

    USA TODAY Logo
    USA TODAY
    1:33
  • Man tells police he'll turn himself in if they get 1,000 shares, they do

    Man tells police he'll turn himself in if they get 1,000 shares, they do

    Buzz60 Logo
    Buzz60
    1:09
  • Moms Stage Adorable

    Moms stage adorable "wedding" photos for their children, 3 and 5

    Inside Edition Logo
    Inside Edition
    0:49
  • A 46-Year Old Can of Soup Shows Up at a Food Bank

    A 46-year old can of soup shows up at a food bank

    Buzz60 Logo
    Buzz60
    0:56
  • Couples duke it out in wife carrying contest

    Couples duke it out in wife carrying contest

    Reuters Logo
    Reuters
    0:32
  • Happy Meme Day, President Putin

    Happy Meme Day, President Putin

    BBC News Logo
    BBC News
    2:09
  • Union Workers Go To Puerto Rico To Help Recovery

    Union workers go to Puerto Rico to help recovery

    NowThis News Logo
    NowThis News
    1:44
  • Meet the Turkish kebab master who makes a 40-inch kebab

    Meet the Turkish kebab master who makes a 40-inch kebab

    INSIDER Logo
    INSIDER
    1:30
UP NEXT
UP NEXT

How to Know If Your Flight Is Delayed .
And if Hurricane Nate will affect your travel plans.FlightAware made waves in 2016 when it partnered with Aireon, a satellite logistics company, to ensure that all flights are live-tracked, no matter their position in the sky. Since this means airlines can track their flights on a minute-by-minute basis (before FlightAware, planes couldn't be tracked when they flew over remote swathes of ocean or desert), customers can receive accurate, up-to-date information without having to check directly with the airline.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!