IrishAyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2158 posts, RR: 15 Posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4009 times:
I'm booked to fly UA 1593 in October. At the time of booking, I somehow missed the fact that it is a direct flight from HNL to SEA that makes two stopovers in LAX and SFO.
It's 12 hours of flying time, and that's quite a bit for only 2,677 EQMs. I'm confused as to why they only will credit me the amount of PQMs (according to United.com) that are for a nonstop HNLSEA routing vs. the HNL-LAX-SFO-SEA routing, which would total to over 3,500 PQMs.
Since my terminating point is not Seattle, but rather Chicago, and I still have to book the SEA to ORD leg, I was considering the possibility of simply ditching out in LAX and taking a nonstop back to ORD. However, I'm concerned about what are the "risks" of doing this....will I still be able to earn PQMs on the HNL-LAX sector, and would they allow me to board an onward flight to ORD separately?