By now, you’ve probably heard that the best time to book a flight is between three and eight weeks out. But what happens if you find a better price after you book? This article will discuss top 6 reasonable excuses to miss your flight.
The first excuse is weather. An extreme storm can close down an airport for several hours, even days. If your flight is canceled due to weather, you get a full refund.
The second excuse is mechanical failure. A mechanical failure could be anything from a broken engine to faulty wiring. Regardless of the reason though, most airlines will not charge a fee for rebooking if your flight was canceled due to mechanical failure.
The third excuse is terrorism/bomb threat/act of violence. In the event of an act of terrorism, airlines are required to provide assistance and accommodation for passengers until they are able to reach their final destination safely.
The fourth excuse is death in the family or medical emergency. Airlines understand that sometimes unfortunate events happen and they want to help. Most airlines offer free changes within one or two years of booking your ticket if there is a death in the family or medical emergency that requires you to cancel your trip.
The fifth excuse is schedule change by airline. If you purchase a nonrefundable
Some people may wonder what are the top six reasonable excuses to miss a flight. The following article will answer this question, and hope that you can get the most out of your travel experience.
1. Because you are stuck in traffic and it is all your co-driver’s fault.
2. Because a train blocked your car on the rail road tracks.
3. Because the front desk told you that they don’t have your reservation but you know it is their fault because you made it online yesterday and printed the confirmation!
4. Because you forgot to set up an alarm for yourself and ended up sleeping through your wake-up call.
5. Because there was a power outage and you could not check online for updates on your flight status last night when you got home from work.
6. Because you were late for work because of a fender bender with a city bus on the way there and had to go back home to change clothes before heading back into work again, causing you to forget about checking in for your flight online like you usually do every morning before leaving for work.
There are many reasons people miss their flights. Many of these are unfortunate and out of passengers’ control, from mechanical issues to lost tickets. However, there are a few excuses that have been gaining popularity. We have created a list of the top 6 excuses for missing your flight:
1. The flight was overbooked and I was the last one to check in so they asked me to give up my seat.
2. My bag was overweight and since no one else would volunteer to check their carry-on bag, I offered to do it.
3. The person in line ahead of me had an issue with their ticket and I offered to help them figure it out.
4. The plane’s air conditioning was broken so they asked us all to stand outside until maintenance could arrive and fix the problem. It took a while longer than expected but I didn’t mind because it was such a beautiful day out!
5. There were too many people trying to board at once, causing a bit of chaos at the gate, so I helped sort everyone into their seats according to boarding group.
6. I got stuck in traffic on my way to the airport and didn’t want to risk getting another speeding ticket (I already had two this year!), so
The most expensive part of your vacation isn’t the hotel room or airfare; it’s the return flight home.
If you’re looking to save money, one of the best decisions you can make is to book a non-refundable ticket. The price difference alone is significant enough to make your wallet weep with joy.
However, this means that you must be present at your flight’s departure time or risk losing the cost of your ticket entirely. It may seem like a simple thing to commit yourself to, but in the past year I have missed three flights due to things beyond my control.
Here is my list of the top 6 excuses that are totally reasonable and acceptable if you need to miss your flight (and not get charged for it).
It happens to the best of us. We plan a trip, we book our flight, we get to the airport and then something comes up. It could be a family emergency or bad weather, whatever it is, you miss your flight. But now that you’re stuck at home, what are some reasonable excuses that’ll save you money on a rescheduled flight?
Below are six “good” reasons for missing your flight. While airlines won’t waive change fees for missed flights due to oversleeping or traffic jams, these six scenarios aren’t completely under your control and airlines may be willing to work with you.
1) The death or illness of an immediate family member (spouse, domestic partner, child, parent or sibling).
2) Jury duty or required court appearance.
3) Weather conditions (adverse weather when the airline cancels flights; in this case the airline must provide alternate transportation).
4) Medical emergency (illness of a passenger).
5) Military orders.
6) Failure of common carrier (train, bus line).
You booked your flight, planned your vacation and are ready to go on a trip. But then you realize that you have no interest in going anymore. Or you just came across a better deal. In any case, the issue is that the price of airfare changes all the time. When airlines release their tickets, they do so gradually and monitor demand as it ramps up. As time goes by and seats fill up, the price increases all the way until the flight takes off.
If you find yourself in this situation, here are some excuses to miss your flight without paying a penalty:
When you get to the gate, you’ll have to talk to a gate agent. You’ll need your story to be compelling for them to let you on the next flight. So when you’re in line, come up with something good, since anything can happen on any given day!
If there are no other passengers ready to board, then the gate agent will often have time to help you out and rebook your flight. But if it’s close to departure time and a line is forming behind you, you may be asked to step aside and rebook at the customer service desk or over the phone.
Here are some of the best excuses that could work in your favor:
1. The death of a family member (an immediate one).
2. A medical emergency that required your presence.
3. Your connecting flight was cancelled due to bad weather and you missed your connection as a result.
4. A delayed flight or bad traffic resulting in missing your connection or flight altogether.
5. Your car broke down on the way to the airport and you couldn’t get there on time.
6. Airport security wouldn’t let you through because of an expired I.D., etc..