Old Jul 27, 18, 12:57 pm
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guv1976
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey View Post
I typically have a very high risk tolerance for this type of connection, but with bags connecting to a once-a-day flight I'm not sure about this one.

Unless IB has a specific policy like AA they are probably under no obligation to rebook you. Should you miss the flight, in a best case scenario you'd be rebooked on the next day's flight, while most likely they'd tell you to go pound sand (i.e. buy a brand new ticket). AA has the policy to protect on separate tickets, so it would be up to AA to coordinate with IB to get you rebooked. This is a prime example of the scenario I mentioned a few posts above, in that even though a policy is in place, actually finding an employee willing to help and abide by it is a YMMV situation at international outstations like MAD.
If AA is the late-delivering carrier, it would be AA's responsibility -- not IB's -- to protect the passenger.
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