TWA902fly
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Connecting With Two Seperate Tickets- Question

Sun Feb 10, 2002 5:21 pm

Okay... so this is sort of confusing.

I might end up flying

Moab to Salt Lake
and the only choice is through Denver

So my choices are

$273 on Great Lakes/Frontier
$299 on Great Lakes/United

for the one way CNY-DEN-SLC ticket.
But i had an idea... i looked at the tickets seperately AND... Great Lakes CNY-DEN is $96.50 and Frontier DEN-SLC is $100.00... so if i buy the two tickets seperately it will be $196.50

Now thats $100 savings. My question is since they will be two seperate tickets, on two seperate airlines, even though Great Lakes code shares with Frontier, could i check in at Moab all the way to SLC or would i have to re-check at DEN? And my other question is about the connection, since this is two seperate tickets, would Great Lakes or Frontier arrange for me to get to SLC if a delay at Great Lakes caused me to miss my Frontier flight? technically Im flying to denver and then frmo denver, not connecting in.

have any of you tried that before? two seperate tickets to/from the connecting city. I can't believe its so much cheaper too

thanks in advance

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jasewgtn
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RE: Connecting With Two Seperate Tickets- Question

Sun Feb 10, 2002 6:20 pm

As far as I know, you will still be thru checked and luggage also, but if you missed your connection neither airline is liable as it's too seperate tickets
 
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RE: Connecting With Two Seperate Tickets- Question

Mon Feb 11, 2002 1:50 am

Interesting dilemma...

About 15 years ago, my father visited me in Jackson MS (JAN) from Toronto (YYZ). He got a cheap ticket to New Orleans (MSY) on US Air so I picked him up there, about 3 hours drive from jackson.

On his return, something came up and I could not drive him back to MSY, so he bought a one-way ticket on Royale Airlines (now defunct) to MSY, with plenty of time to catch his flight to YYZ. The JAN-MSY one-way ticket, if I remember well, was about $75. The airline booked his baggage straight through to YYZ, even though he had a separate ticket.

Then the trouble started. The plane had a mechanical problem and could not depart. So Royale rerouted him on DL to MEM, then Piedmont (also now defunct) to MEM-BNA, where he intercepted his original US Air flight at its scheduled stop there.

Pretty wild, isn't it? He ended up back in Toronto right on schedule, where my sister picked him up and she never would have known the difference!

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mls515
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RE: Connecting With Two Seperate Tickets- Question

Mon Feb 11, 2002 2:10 am



Isn't there something where if they don't get you there within 2 hours of the scheduled time they have to start to accomodate you?
 
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RE: Connecting With Two Seperate Tickets- Question

Mon Feb 11, 2002 2:14 am

JaseWGTN is right.
 
delta-flyer
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RE: Connecting With Two Seperate Tickets- Question

Mon Feb 11, 2002 2:19 am

Maybe, in the case of overbooking, but it seems ambiguous in the case of two tickets. What if the first flight is late and he misses the second flight? The first airline can compensate him for the late flight, say buy him lunch, or something, but is not liable for "consequential damages" -- that of missing the second flight, unless it is ticketed together. The second airline may charge an addition fee for a later flight, if a seat in the same fare class is not available.

This needs to be found out from the airlines. I would be very interested to know what their liabilities are in such a situation.

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RE: Connecting With Two Seperate Tickets- Question

Mon Feb 11, 2002 2:34 am

I did the same thing- SFO-PDX-IAD-PIT on UA connecting to PIT-DTW-LGA on NW.

UA tagged it interline to LGA on 2 tags, but for some reason, it got stuck at PIT. Called NW, who tried to find my bag, but UA actually located it and I notified NW. Sent to JFK on an AA flight. NW ended up reimbursing me ($50)for the essentials and other items.

I would imagine that with one airline, it shouldn't be a problem.
 
TWA902fly
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RE: Connecting With Two Seperate Tickets- Question

Mon Feb 11, 2002 2:48 am

Well when i decide to but tickets I will tell you guys what I find out from the airlines.

I can also take the 10:13AM Moab-Denver which gets to Denver at 11:25AM and then connect to the 4:50 DEN-SLC, that would give me a lot more time for the flight being late thats like 5 hours, and i won't mind doing that in Denver.

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RE: Connecting With Two Seperate Tickets- Question

Mon Feb 11, 2002 2:51 am

by the way my choices are

2:07PM-3:19PM CNY-DEN
connecting to
4:50PM-6:10PM DEN-SLC

or

10:13AM-11:25AM CNY-DEN
connecting to
4:50PM-6:10PM DEN-SLC

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ahlfors
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RE: Connecting With Two Seperate Tickets- Question

Mon Feb 11, 2002 4:55 am

I've had this problem a couple of times. I have missed connection twice while traveling on separate tickets. Once the first airline (BW) arranged a later flight for my other ticket (BA), and the other time the second airline (AA) arranged a flight on DL as I had missed my AA flight due to a delay on another airline.

So although not required to compensate for delays in these cases, I've found airlines are very lenient so that they don't cause a drop in passenger good-will.

 
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RE: Connecting With Two Seperate Tickets- Question

Mon Feb 11, 2002 8:03 am

I just found out i can take a Greyhound bus from Green River Utah to Salt Lake for just $37.94, So if I end up going it will most likely be there, off the $196.50 price i get almost $160 savings, and off teh $276 price... thats like $230 savings (too lazy to count...)

But I still might end up flying nonstop from Cedar City or St. George to SLC.

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