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Hotel booking if missed connecting flight

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  • Cx

    With flights leaving the uk at least an hour or two hours later than scheduled, what would happen to a hotel booking that I booked on a flexible rate.

    It is cancellable only up to a day before but it turns out I missed the connecting flight and it was the last flight of the day to my final destination.

    Has anyone been in this situation before?

    davefl

    Similar. It all depends on the hotel’s willingness to help and capacity. They may just be able to move your booking to the next day but if you’ve not notified them before the cancellation deadline then it’s going to be down to ‘goodwill’

    I got shafted by BA a few years ago, bounced from my vegas flight whilst in the air on the man-lhr leg due to delays. Finally arrived in vegas at 10am rather than 4pm the previous day. I had a 3 night booking at a Hilton, called them from LHR and advised I’d be checking in a day late around 10am and not to mark me as a no show and give the room away. Everything was fine.

    I mistakenly turned up 2 days late for a non-refundable booking last month and they just reinstated the nights I’d missed for the nights I needed at no extra cost.

    NorthernLass

    This would usually be something for your travel insurance. However, some hotels are quite generous and if you contacted yours as soon as it became clear that you weren’t going to be able to get there, they might change or cancel your booking.

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