Kl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5066 posts, RR: 13 Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2232 times:
The system almost never gives you the stops if it is the same flight number, unless you ask for it.
This flight does have a stop and a plane change and the passengers will have to go through customs as well........
Kl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5066 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2186 times:
They call it a 'direct' flight , not a non-stop...... You will only have 1 coupon in your ticket for LHR-SAN, but you'll still have to change planes and go through customs......... It's all marketing..........
Filip549 From Sweden, joined May 2001, 59 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
hehe well,if I buy this ticket,I want to be sure that I end up in san diego and not Washington or anywhere else..I mean with this ticket I first have to go to London then to Washington and finally to San Diego?,,that sucks..
Instead I can buy a SAS ticket from Arlanda directly to. For example Chicago and then change plane to SD,,that is only one stop..I don't think it is necessary to stop two times...
Kl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5066 posts, RR: 13 Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
True, you can do it in one stop, although I prefer UA trans-atlantic if you fly Business or First... I've always had super service and very friendly staff.
2 stops give you the possibility to visit another airport, smoke, or just stretch the legs......
Aeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 2974 posts, RR: 29 Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2087 times:
Yes this is indeed VERY annoying. I was on China Eastern headed for Shanghai, and I live in San Francisco. On the ticket it said that we would have one stop in Los Angeles. The SFO-LAX portion of the flight was operated by American Airlines, and then we had to transfer to MU. There were about 40 of us in our group (San Francisco Ballet). We were all relieved that all we had was a direct flight from LAX-Shanghai, but we were all wrong. I was taking a stroll through the airport, when all of a sudden I noticed that the flight departures stated that MU was going to Beijing!!!! I rushed back to the ticket counter and asked them what was wrong they explained that the flight was doing a stop in Beijing before continuing to Shanghai, boy was that a bummer. So we had to get out of the aircraft and clear customs in Beijing.
Same thing happened on SU flights from SFO-SVO, with the stop in Seattle. But that flight has the same flight number. On the way to Russia you are allowed to walk around the airport, unlike on the way to SFO you have to clear customs.
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9 Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1962 times:
I just wish SOMEBODY would fly this route, although I'm partial to British Airways. What an event it was to see these MASSIVE beauties skimming the rooftops of downtown San Diego - everyone everywhere would stop and watch in amazement: