Mt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6676 posts, RR: 6 Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1428 times:
I am planning the following and need to know if it would work.
Getting to the airport with no reservation, going to customer service of any airline (prob delta for milage purposes) asking "give me a ticket to anywere that it is cheap to leave as soon as posible (pref. europe)".
I guess my questions are :
1. If you do that can you get decent ticket prices?
2. Is it even posible due to security
Ryu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1391 times:
In Australia, when Ansett I was still around, they had these dirt-cheap 'mystery flights' where people would pay a certain amount of money, and told to pack for any weather condition. They didn't find out their destination until they were airborne, as I heard, and they would remain for less than 24 hours before returning home.
Spinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1380 times:
I would imagine it's possible. The ticket agents would probably be really annoyed, since they'd have to help you search for the lowest fare. I imagine they'd be highly suspicous, especially if you had no luggage, even more so if it was a one way, but I don't think it would be illegal.
I don't think it would be cheap, I think it would be expensive as hell. Sounds like something you 'd do if you were wanted for a crime. I wonder if they would alert the authorities.
Why not just get a web fare if you have all this spare time to be running off to airports for flights to anywhere and save yourself the hassle and money.
Usairdc9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1356 times:
I took a flight from CLT to HKY a couple of weeks ago, of course I had the tickets like a week in advance but the trip wasnt even 30 minutes and it woul;d have been faster to drive out to HKY then just to get to CLT but it is all for the flying!!!!!11111
Vafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1337 times:
It could work in DEnver since the check-in tables aren't in the terminals, they're in the main place. You could walk up to the desk (in DEN) and ask for one and then with the ticket proceed through security ad on your flight. I wouldn't reccomend it, they'll think you're a terrorist or something weird is going on.
I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
Wadha From United Arab Emirates, joined Mar 2000, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1312 times:
I did that one time. I had a relative who passed away in Qatar, so i went up to the airport and i asked Emirates airlines for a ticket to DOha international round trip for the same day, and i just paid the normal fair and i was able to hop on that plane