Whether it’s due to a long traffic jam before you reach the airport on time or whether your airline messes up the scheduling for take-off, missed flights can happen to anyone, and it can be disastrous for your holiday.

Stressful and tiring, there are many circumstances in which this can happen, the most common being a missed connecting flight. If ever you’ve found yourself in this situation, you understand what we’re talking about. If not, then consider yourself very fortunate.

To make sure you know what to do if ever it does happen to you, here are a few things you can do to make the situation less nightmarish.

Don’t Panic!

The first and most important thing to remember is not to panic. Easier said than done, we understand, as getting stuck at the terminal is far from appealing but getting worked up is not going to help anyone.

Just take a deep breath and maybe even a few minutes to collect yourself before undertaking any further steps to fixing the problem. Perhaps you should even relax in the terminal bar or restaurant. Just so you can stay in a positive frame of mind.

Figure Out Why You Missed Your Flight

This may seem a bit pointless but knowing the reason for missing your flight could be the difference between compensation or being stuck in the airport. If you can provide proof that missing your flight was 100% the airline’s fault, then you must do so.

If, on the other hand, the circumstances were something within your control, then we’re sorry to say there’s not much else to be done than pay for another flight. On the other hand, you have already paid for accommodation if you’re on your way out, but if you’re returning home, you’ll find airline staff more than willing to give some advice.

Look at Terms/Travel Insurance

If you’ve got the paperwork on your person (i.e.: boarding pass, travel insurance) then you should read the terms and conditions to be sure you can be compensated.

There may even be a clause there which can help you get on the next available flight for free. Be sure to use this to your advantage.

At Airline Connections, we take passengers to the airport, so they don’t have to worry about timing. We pick you up from your desired location and bring you along with all your luggage. Be sure to get to the airport on time by travelling using our service today.