JER757 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5489 times:
Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 1): No, IIRC you are required to be checked in and on board each flight in succession or the remaining part of your itinerary will be canceled.
This is known at 'hidden city ticketing' and it is expressly forbidden in airline T&Cs.
Take for example SFO-DEN-JFK (Just theoretically - I have no idea whether its possible to through check on these routes, or if they even exist!).
Remember most airlines require you to travel all sectors of an itinerary for the next one to be valid, except in times of disruption obviously.
Therefore you have to board the aircraft in SFO, traveling DEN-JFK is not possible as missing the SFO-DEN sector will nullify the remainder of the itinerary (DEN-JFK).
It is possible to travel SFO-DEN and get off there, but if you have a return ticket it will be invalid and you won't be able to fly. It's relatively safe on a one way ticket, but don't make a habit of it or the airline will be onto you!
Jetplaner From Canada, joined Mar 2008, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5342 times:
Quoting YYZRWY23 (Reply 5): Why would security care, you walk up, present a boarding pass for ORD-DCA, yoou go through the checkpoint.
Because of an incident such as Air India Flight 182. A passenger checked in for a CP Air flight to Toronto, later to board Air India flight 182, YYZ-YMX-LHR. He had his bag checked through onto the Air India flight, despite refusal from the gate agent because he was not confirmed for the Air India flight yet. The passenger never boarded the CP Air flight, and his bag was checked through onto the Air India flight. Air India 182 exploded in over the Atlantic in Irish Airspace, with no survivors. One way of preventing this is: not allowing a bag to leave on a plane without the passenger. But I wonder about delays and such where the passenger leaves before the bag, or vice-versa, and they are on different flights?
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6375 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5298 times:
Quoting Jetplaner (Reply 6): But I wonder about delays and such where the passenger leaves before the bag, or vice-versa, and they are on different flights?
As this is an unplanned scenario and the passenger would obviously rather be WITH the bag, it's looked at quite differently. For example, last week I was confirmed on a flight ORD-BNA that was cxl'd due to weather, but they could get me on ORD-HSV and then I would rent a car. My bag was obviously still on its way to BNA, and got there the next morning on a flight without me. No biggy security wise, because I was confirmed on the original flight that the bag was destined for and the only reason I was not on it was beyond my control.
IliriBDL From Germany, joined May 2007, 1205 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5289 times:
Quoting AlexEU (Reply 9): But it still doesnt make sense that 2 flights are cheaper then 1...flying from the same airport to the same airport.
It doesn't make sense at all, it's pretty dumb IMO.
For example, BDL-PHL is $500+ while BDL-PHL-anywhere in Florida will be somewhere around 300 (and that's return fare). So you end op with more legs spending lot more fuel, more employees, etc, but it costs less. And then they wonder why they're losing money.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8485 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5276 times:
I once found this out the hard way.
I was ticketed JNB-ZRH-DUS-ZRH-JNB.
I went to visit a friend in Freiburg and took the train to Düsseldorf instead of flying. When I checked in for my return flight at DUS I was told there was no reservation. Because I didn't fly ZRH-DUS the system automatically cancelled everything, so I was on standby for the return leg.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
AlexEU From Nauru, joined Oct 2007, 1836 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5180 times:
Quoting IliriBDL (Reply 10): For example, BDL-PHL is $500+ while BDL-PHL-anywhere in Florida will be somewhere around 300 (and that's return fare). So you end op with more legs spending lot more fuel, more employees, etc, but it costs less. And then they wonder why they're losing money.
Very dumb, but probably the demand between BDL and PHL is much larger then the demand between BDL and Florida (which is probably flown by tourists) unlike the PHL which has business links.