Old Dec 7, 16, 3:51 am
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: ATL
Programs: Delta Plat
Posts: 5,863
Well, I really disagree with the concept of travel insurance (other than perhaps medical) as it on average be a net loss and if one can not afford the loss, maybe they can not afford the vacation. So I agree with your self-insure action.

A few points though.

Are your sure they are separate tickets? You will have separate PNRs anytime multiple carriers are involved. Do you have separate ticket numbers?

Second, despite the fact that airlines owe you nothing, they do tend to take care of stranded pax in these type cases. Upon a late arrival at DBX just go to the transfer desk (or ticket window) and beg.

It's kind of like the flat tire rule. The airlines are certainly out to gouge you if you change plans, but are not out to screw you on a travel problem.
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