By Anonymous - 29/7/2021 20:01

Long haul

Today, my flight from China to Moscow arrived late, making me miss my next transfer flight back home to Ireland. I had to wait for 24 hours for the next flight, without food vouchers, without a free hotel room, and without a free plane ticket that the airport was suppose to give. FML
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By  Chazzster  |  22

I have been stuck in an airport overnight before and it’s not a lot of fun. If the airline can claim the delay or missed flight was beyond their control such as due to extreme weather then other than as a courtesy they don’t have to provide lodging or meals. And of course you are in a foreign country…

I would suggest staying at the airport unless there is a safe and comfortable hotel on the site. That avoids going back though security, passports, etc. Find an out of the way corner that’s quieter and take a whole bench if you need to lay down. Occasionally the carrier will supply cots and blankets if a significant number of people are stranded.

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By  Chazzster  |  22

I have been stuck in an airport overnight before and it’s not a lot of fun. If the airline can claim the delay or missed flight was beyond their control such as due to extreme weather then other than as a courtesy they don’t have to provide lodging or meals. And of course you are in a foreign country…

I would suggest staying at the airport unless there is a safe and comfortable hotel on the site. That avoids going back though security, passports, etc. Find an out of the way corner that’s quieter and take a whole bench if you need to lay down. Occasionally the carrier will supply cots and blankets if a significant number of people are stranded.

By  Zebediabolical  |  39

I have literally never heard of an airport being responsible for replacing a ticket because of delays. In my experience that's always been the responsibility of the airline.

Is it possible that you were just talking to the wrong people about it?