Travel Etiquette Do's and Don'ts
What to Do if You Missed Your Flight
Be prepared to pay a rebooking fee. For most classes of ticket, you’ll be charged to get on another flight.
Make a run for it, if you’re already checked in and only have a carry-on. At some airports, gates close as late as 15 minutes before departure.
Wait to alert your airline. The sooner you call, the more likely they’ll be able to get you on the next flight—if there’s space.
Expect to be rebooked on a different carrier. For that, you’ll have to purchase an entirely new ticket.