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Thoughts on a no show? What should have I done?
« on: August 10, 2018, 10:53:14 PM »
Hello everyone :)

I wanted to fly from GRU to LIM with LATAM and it took me 3.5h to get to GRU because of awful traffic. I missed my flight. I took it with BA miles for a LATAM flight. When I asked LATAM, they said they can't put me on next flight. When I asked BA, they said they did not see any flight available (only accessing flights with miles).

They considered it a no show and seemed very strict about it.

I was able to get another flight Avianca with United miles but I was wondering if there was a way to be put on the next flight next time.

Your thoughts are appreciated :)

JM

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Re: Thoughts on a no show? What should have I done?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 12:22:19 AM »
Hello everyone :)

I wanted to fly from GRU to LIM with LATAM and it took me 3.5h to get to GRU because of awful traffic. I missed my flight. I took it with BA miles for a LATAM flight. When I asked LATAM, they said they can't put me on next flight. When I asked BA, they said they did not see any flight available (only accessing flights with miles).

They considered it a no show and seemed very strict about it.

I was able to get another flight Avianca with United miles but I was wondering if there was a way to be put on the next flight next time.

Your thoughts are appreciated :)

JM

Completely up to the operating airline. Trip insurance could cover this situation, though.

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Re: Thoughts on a no show? What should have I done?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 06:50:01 PM »
But I never take insurance. A credit card could cover that?

Thanks!

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Re: Thoughts on a no show? What should have I done?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 07:59:22 PM »


Trip insurance could cover this situation, though.

For missing a flight due to traffic?

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Re: Thoughts on a no show? What should have I done?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2018, 02:20:44 AM »

For missing a flight due to traffic?

Agreed. Not sure how you can justify it.

But ideas are welcome for next time :)

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Re: Thoughts on a no show? What should have I done?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2018, 02:52:19 AM »
Agreed. Not sure how you can justify it.

But ideas are welcome for next time :)
Ppl miss their flights due to traffic all the time...and I'm not judging anyone.

The insurance part is interesting to me.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2018, 02:58:48 AM by Yammer »