My Connecting Flight Arrived Late! Will The Airline Hold the Plane for Me?

Sometimes an airline will hold a flight for late-arriving passengers, and sometimes not. If you are the passenger, and it’s only 5 minutes, it seems obvious that they should wait for you. But, it turns out that there are a lot of factors that go into that decision.

Why That Airline Didn’t Hold Your Connecting Flight For You

This very informative blog post delves into the multiple variables that passengers don’t see.

Those hidden factors include limited departure and landing slots, runway congestion, tarmac crew availability, crew maximum work times, and the connection possibilities for the other 150 passengers already on the plane.

Racing for the Plane. Photo by spapax / Flickr