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Flight Delay Options
I’m taking my girlfriend to Boston then DC. We’re bringing her son on the Boston portion, then halfway through he flies home to Nashville, while we fly to DC. Although he is 18, he has never flown alone, so she insists we not leave his gate to go to ours until his flight departs (or he’s at least on the plane). I don’t want to schedule a non-optimal itinerary on the chance that his flight is delayed. But if it is delayed and she will not get on the flight from BOS to DCA, what are my options at that point? I’ll have him scheduled to depart approx 4pm and us 5pm, so there will be more flights to DC that night.
If your priority is getting him on his flight, regardless of your plans, then I’d recommend booking you and your girlfriends flight to DC, and subsequently to Nashville, as two separate itineraries. If you book Boston to DC to Nashville as 1 reservation, and have to voluntarily change or cancel your Boston to DC leg because of her son’s travel, you’d potentially lose your flight to Nashville. Hope that makes sense?