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Missed Flight in Casablanca
« on: May 09, 2017, 12:39:18 PM »
A friend missed his connecting flight (fell asleep at the gate) to LHR in CMN.

Not only will they not put him in the next flight, they consider him a no show, which they say invalidates his return from LHR to JFK.

Anything we can do for him?
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Re: Missed Flight in Casablanca
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 12:41:18 PM »
Which airline?
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Re: Missed Flight in Casablanca
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 12:48:48 PM »
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Re: Missed Flight in Casablanca
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 01:03:57 PM »
A friend missed his connecting flight (fell asleep at the gate) to LHR in CMN.

Not only will they not put him in the next flight, they consider him a no show, which they say invalidates his return from LHR to JFK.

Anything we can do for him?

It's Morocco, tell him to get some money out (not too much!) and to give it to the agent telling him it will invalidate its return trip, he'll be on the next flight in no time.

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Re: Missed Flight in Casablanca
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 01:12:36 PM »
It's Morocco, tell him to get some money out (not too much!) and to give it to the agent telling him it will invalidate its return trip, he'll be on the next flight in no time.
There should be a third-world-country strategies and anecdotes thread where people should share such experiences, and explain how these things are done.  ;)
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Re: Missed Flight in Casablanca
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2017, 01:29:07 PM »
It's Morocco, tell him to get some money out (not too much!) and to give it to the agent telling him it will invalidate its return trip, he'll be on the next flight in no time.
Thanks. He's a timid little guy. I'll let you know if he gets the courage and is successful
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Re: Missed Flight in Casablanca
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 01:31:14 PM »
Thanks. He's a timid little guy. I'll let you know if he gets the courage and is successful
Remind him that there's nothing illegal about it. It's not like he's trying to bribe an official or anything like that, just asking for someone with the ability to do something to do the right thing. Give him the right pep-talk so he will do it right.
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Re: Missed Flight in Casablanca
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2017, 01:31:24 PM »
Thanks. He's a timid little guy. I'll let you know if he gets the courage and is successful
No need for courage, the guy is clearly waiting for him to offer. Should start with $10/100 Dirham. He might get "ripped off" if he's timid but it'll still be cheaper than anything else.

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Re: Missed Flight in Casablanca
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2017, 09:50:24 PM »
So the "bribe" didn't work. The rep in the airport sent him to Expedia. Expedia wouldn't budge. He booked a new ticket and is hoping for a resolution from Amex.
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Re: Missed Flight in Casablanca
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2017, 10:15:52 AM »
Why would he get anything from amex if he missed his flight and it was his fault?

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Re: Missed Flight in Casablanca
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2017, 12:32:13 PM »
Why would he get anything from amex if he missed his flight and it was his fault?

1) He probably won't get anything.
2) As for the legitimacy of the claim - airlines will most often put you on the next flight if you miss a connection. Especially seeing as he was sitting at the gate waiting, and happened to doze off. Presumably, they were calling his name before they closed boarding, and they didn't happen to notice the one dude sitting at an otherwise empty gate sleeping? I know of people who have been woken up at the gate by gate agents who assumed they were the missing passengers.

 
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Re: Missed Flight in Casablanca
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2017, 04:45:22 PM »
1) He probably won't get anything.
2) As for the legitimacy of the claim - airlines will most often put you on the next flight if you miss a connection. Especially seeing as he was sitting at the gate waiting, and happened to doze off. Presumably, they were calling his name before they closed boarding, and they didn't happen to notice the one dude sitting at an otherwise empty gate sleeping? I know of people who have been woken up at the gate by gate agents who assumed they were the missing passengers.

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Re: Missed Flight in Casablanca
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2017, 07:25:10 PM »
you snooze you loose

ouch, if the leadership of new york has such sensitivity what hope is there for the rest of us