I am currently on my way to DFW to make a connection but will likely miss it to due an emergency landing enroute. There was a sick passenger who deplaned and is thankfully doing OK. I will now miss the last flight out and stuck in DFW overnight. Two questions: Given this was not anyone's fault I am wondering what AA typically does in this situation. I called the ExPlat desk she said to check with the gate agent for a hotel voucher. Not sure if that means a free stay or just a discounted rate. I am on personal travel so I will have to foot any costs myself. When I called the EXP desk I was told that I should still shoot for making the connection in case they hold the plane. I asked if she could at least protect me on the first flight out tomorrow and she said no because I couldn't be scheduled for two flights at the same time. That seemed wrong to me given past experience. Have others been protected on later flights while still holding seats on another flight?