Are you "on your own" (in big trouble) if you missed the connecting flight and the scheduled connecting time was not long enough?
Some ten years ago I heard that, if you have connecting flights (not nonstop), you need to reserved at least
1 hour connecting time for domestic flights, and
2 hour connecting time for international flights.
Otherwise, if you missed the connecting flight for any reasons, you are in a lot of trouble (hefty penalty and not being able to find flights to reach the destination in time or not reach there at all), and airlines are not obligated to help you??
This is scary especially for some international destinations where there are only few flights available, that means if you missed a flight, the next available flight is 24 hours or 48 hours later (assuming if there is vacant seat).
Is the rule mentioned above still true nowadays? So what happens if you missed the plane and you did not reserve 1 hour connecting time for domestic flights, and 2 hour connecting time for international flights? Are you facing hefty penalty and/or not reaching your destination at all?
(I have seen many itineraries offered by travel agencies with less than 60 minutes connecting time for international flights, and wonder why these kinds of flights are so "popular"?)