Sllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 10543 times:
I enjoy flying, but I can certainly understand the annoyance when it's not something you've planned out or want.
Most organizations I've worked with will only make you take the cheaper connections if it gets you there with 2-3 hours of the one-stop or non-stop itinerary.
My personal rule is that if they'll work with me so I can accrue miles on the airlines I want, then I'll go out of my way. If they won't work with me, then I generally stick them with their own travel policy regardless of how expensive it is to them.
DurangoMac From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 10526 times:
I saw one that was BOI-SLC-DRO on DL ( OO ) then DRO-DEN-BIL on UA ( YV ). This was of course just the going portion of the trip for this gentleman. It would really have been easier to skip the SLC-DRO-DEN legs.
Phoenixflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 10493 times:
I did this to save money so its my own fault but my worst routing was when I went from PHX to NBO. It was PHX-IAH-EWR-LGW-DXB-NBO. DXB was a 15 hour layover. I left the night of the 24th and arrived the night of the 27th.
"i would go just so i can fly. but thats just me......"
I enjoy flying too and normally wouldn't mind this but I've got a business to run and every day away at this time of the year costs me money. The trip is for an organization my spouse is involved in and I'm along for the ride! That's what I get for being so accommodating , I guess!
OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5362 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 10235 times:
This past October I was checking some STL-TPA-STL flights and the cheapest fare was a UA/US combo STL-ORD-IAD-CLT-TPA-DCA-ORD-STL routing that was less than $200, including fees and taxes. I almost took it for the fun of it...but leaving STL and TPA before 7am on both ends was NOT appealing to me.
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 10171 times:
Well, you can say you are one of the VERY small number of people who have connected through SAN!!
If you really don't want the itinerary, call the airline. Explain that the original itinerary has changed to one that is "a bit inconvenient". Ask politely if the agent could change your flights to an itinerary that is a bit closer to the original one you had. If you can offer an alternate schedule (including flight numbers and times), you have increased your chances of success.
I have had this situation happen several times. The original bookings were cancelled, and the computer generated a new schedule. Every single time I have called the airline (and a different one each time!!), and every time I have had my schedule changed without charge. Twice with United, once with American, and twice with America West.
Whatever your situation - happy flying!!
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B52murph From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 10118 times:
While not long-haul, I did EWR-MHT in the days of Independence Air routed the familiar EWR-IAD and IAD-MHT with a 3 hour layover @ Dulles! Might have been fun if I wasn't on a time crunch and did not want to spend the WHOLE DAY travelling.
Gulfstreamguy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 9991 times:
Before WN had LIT-LAS nonstop service, I flew LIT-DAL-ABQ-PHX-LAS!! Then I flew LAS-PHX-ABQ-LBB-DAL-LIT!! That was awesome because just like LASOctoberB6 said, I just love to fly! I was flying non-rev but I could have flown on a shorter route but I enjoyed that even more!
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