We all do not like to be delayed, however, we cannot avoid it, as it is unpredictable. Airlines want to take off as fast as you do, but many reasons can cause delay. It is better to fly safe than not arriving the destination at all. So here is what you can do when your flight is delayed.
Find out what will happen to your connecting flight if your flight is delayed. If you bought a single ticket, then the airline will usually put you on the next flight to your final destination. However, if you bought two separate ticket, you will not be compensated for missing the second flight.
What you are entitled to
Different airlines have difference regulations on compensation. Generally, if the flight delayed for less than 3 hours, you should not expect there is anything compensated. If the flight delayed for so long, airlines may offer you food vouchers or even a hotel room.
It is a great time for you to research about your destination. The delay may require you to make adjustment to your schedule.
Even though your airline is not providing you a food voucher, you can always go grab something to eat when your flight is delayed. The food in airports may be overpriced, but it is better than you suffered from hunger, as we all do not know how long can it be delayed for.