3. Will the plane wait for me?
If you are late getting to the airport, or your connecting flight arrives late, don’t expect the pilot to wait for you. This is not one of the most fun facts about flying, but airlines now must report late departure statistics and they try to avoid delays whenever possible. Some flyers report that flights have been held for a large group from the same connecting flight or sometimes for a connecting international flight as there are fewer of those flights scheduled.