I am researching, predominantly on Orbitz.com and company websites, for a summer trip from West Palm Beach to Bangkok via Atlanta on Korean then onto Toronto; in business class. Toronto back to PBI would be on Delta; no problem.
I can save over $2000 by going to Miami to connect to the same Korean Airlines flights through Atlanta. Orbitz shows from Miami at $2781 and from West Palm at $4460 connecting to the same Korean flights in Atlanta. Korean Airlines website shows a fare from Atlanta for $4400.
Obviously, I would go to Miami to save several thousand dollars which I plan to put to good use flying Emirates business class from BKK to YYZ (DXB to YYZ on the whale jet).
Can I trust that the Miami fare is valid on Korean business class; it says “Business”, if I purchase on Orbitz? I have only booked through airline websites in the past and don’t want any surprise when I get to the Korean gate in Atlanta only to find out there is a “problem”.
My questions are:
How reliable are the fares shown when booking on Orbitz.com?
How safe is my reservation and seat assignment?
Can I ditch the Miami to Atlanta and buy a one way PBI to ATL and the Korean segments still be valid since it is two different air carriers?
Any advice or suggestions would be most appreciated.