Old Dec 24, 18, 6:32 am
Join Date: Dec 2018
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Originally Posted by arttravel View Post

I sympathize with the OP as I live in NYC and have had some terrible unexpected traffic— as in leaving Manhattan for EWR flight on SAS and disabled cars in both the Holland and Lincoln tunnels— so driver had to take the GW Bridge which was backed up just as an example — but one thing I did was call the airline from the car to check the cut off time and ask about alternatives — but I made it.

The flight tire so called rule is not a worldwide concept — some posts about BA and it is a case by case basis.

Flat Tyre Rule | Cut Off For Meal Loading | Missed Flight

BA Condition of Carriage 3c4 – Is an `Event Beyond Your Control’ an `Act of God'

Yes this exactly the type of situation they faced. Unfortunately they are not savvy travelers like you so didn’t call the airline until after the missed check-in. Interestingly LX told me it would not have mattered, missed flights incur the rebooking and fare difference fees no matter the reason. Or at least that is what I was told by Swiss.
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