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It sounds like your travel agent is using hidden city ticketing. It is true that you will claim your checked luggage at Newark to go through customs, and there won't be anything to stop you from just leaving the airport after that. However, the airline's contract of carriage says you are not supposed to do this. See Is leaving airport at a stop before ...


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You will need to collect your baggage when you arrive in Newark for customs purposes anyway, so you may end your journey there.


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United (and many other airlines) do this frequently for a number of reasons, including situations like yours. The simple answer is that yes, you have a "confirmed" reservation on both flights - but you only have a ticket on one. To understand exactly what they are doing you need to know the difference between a "reservation" and a "ticket". A reservation ...


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So I ended up going to the source, tweeting United Airlines directly. They've just replied, saying that YES, they are transferable, and provided a link with more information: The link is basically instructions on use of one of these certificates, and from those instructions it's merely a code, so not bound to any particular passenger.


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There are very few airlines that suggest arriving only one hour ahead, most are in the 90 minute realm and many cut off check in at 30 minutes prior to departure. If you are late at the gate for an originating flight, then from the airline's point of view you are late, period. The fact that security was slow or check in lines were long means nothing, you ...


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I just had a 30 minute call with a friend who is a professional ticketing agent. There is nothing officially called a "backup flight", but he got the idea and explained it to me. What happens is, when the gate agent thinks that you will not be able to catch the flight, either by telling him in person or if the system detects that and shows some ...


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For a domestic arrival and transit, your baggage would be checked through to your final destination anyway, and it is not a concern. For an international arrival and transit, which I believe is what you are concerned with, you will claim your baggage, walk it through Customs, and then follow the Connecting Flights sign to the baggage drop immediately ...


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There's a reason they gave you a voucher rather than cash--the voucher isn't worth anything like what the cash would have been worth. They're not going to let you trade it in!


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United doesn't have a "one rule fits all" for certificates, so you need to check the rules for your specific one. They are usually provided in the email about the eCertificate or printed on the back of a paper certificate. United unfortunately does not provide terms on their website for certs. The certificates in general are restricted to airfare only, ...


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I am going to assume that the itineraries are exactly the same except for the price. There are many, many ways to cover a given flight itinerary with a valid set of fare components. The computational difficulty in the problem is finding the lowest allowable combination by price. My guess is that basically the pricing engine in the first instance was not ...


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This is pretty common to happen when the distance is too short for a plane or other considerations. For example: From Newark to Allentown the service is a bus provided by Trans Bridge Lines. This is not limited to Newark as @AntiVeeranna pointed out. It is very common in Europe and is getting more and more common in the US as I have recently found that ...


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Not a complete answer, but too long for a comment. This is somewhat common in Europe, for example this blog post describes the Lufthansa AirRail service from CGN to DUB via FRA, where CGN-FRA leg is on a train, that has a flight number. There is check-in desk at the train station, where you can check in your baggage and will get the boarding passes (rail ...


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Merger or not, airlines don't switch people around unless badly necessary (IRROPS -- weather, plane mechanical failure etc). If they cancel the route entirely it's a different story but such radical changes rarely happen this fast.


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Check in should always be done with the airline actually operating the first flight, even in the case of codeshares, so here it is Jet Airways. If you show up at the United desk, they may accept your check-in, or more probably redirect you to the Jet desk. I don't know what you mean by "partner airlines", but I see that Jet is not a Star Alliance member, so ...


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There are a lot of variables that determine how long it will take to get to the gate. I live in Duluth and over the past fifteen years I have been through MSP a lot. The time-to-gate has varied between 20-minutes and 90-minutes. I can't say I have personally ever waited for two full hours, but I can also see how easily it could take that long. Checking a ...


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Websites generally err on the side of caution. You should be fine with an hour on a Thursday morning given that you're not checking luggage. If you can check in and get a boarding pass before getting to the airport, and you are getting there on the light rail, the Skyway Checkpoint 5 stories above the light rail exit usually has a fairly short line. ...


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SFO has multiple terminals with separate secure areas. Since there are multiple exits, they have signed "meeting points" for different gates. The staff assisting will deliver the passenger to that point at least (although most that I've worked with will assist and take the passenger to baggage arrival as well if requested). I did this about 12 months ago. ...


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I received a United voucher for giving up a seat a year ago, and assuming they haven't changed on the meantime, here are the terms and conditions I was given: In particular, #3 seems to tell me that you can't use the voucher for anything but credit toward a flight ticket: The certificate may be redeemed for credit up to its face value only toward ...


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Short answer: nearly no effect on the service. For some cases, airlines merge means that only 1 airline brand exists. United & Continental, American and US airways are the examples. The aircraft, reservation and all others things are combined into same brand names. On the other hand, some airlines will keep the subsidiaries' brand even when they ...


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There are no exit formalities in the US (ie, no exit immigration). Therefore, your only requirement is that you are able to physically make it to the other terminal within the stipulated time. In the old days, you used to have a paper I-94 form, but even this information is now digitized so that's another thing you don't have to worry about. I am not ...


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I find this astonishing, but it seems the answer is no. According to the computer reservation system, United Airlines has signed interline baggage agreements with the following airlines: MAY CHECK BAGGAGE TO AA AB AC AF AH AI AM AR AS AV AX AY AZ A3 BA BB BE BI BR BT BW CI CM CO CS CX CZ DL EI EK EN EQ ET EV ...


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You should tell the staff that you have another flight when you check in at the first airport. They may help you to transfer


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Single reservation? Then the airline will interline it. Two tickets? You do it (you can try to beg for checking it through, after all Lufthansa owns partially and codeshares with LuxAir so an interline agreement is likely).


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It appears that you are flying into and out of Washington Dulles on a United Airlines plane (regardless of the codeshare). At Dulles, all United flights (excluding some United Express flights which this will not be) arrive and depart from terminals C and D - which are really just two ends of the one terminal. Walking between any two gates within these ...


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As a general rule, the major airlines are pretty reasonable when it comes to carry-ons. If you are not trying to drag a steamer trunk into the cabin, they will usually let you slide, and if they do have to stop you, they will usually check your bag on a courtesy basis and not charge you. This is not true of Spirit and some of the European budget airlines, ...


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British Airways is neither buying nor merging with Aer Lingus. British Airways' parent holding company (a Spanish company called International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. or IAG) has bought and delisted Aer Lingus. IAG already owns two other airlines (Iberia and Vueling) and is in the market for more, although this latest acquisition is going to take a ...


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Very sad story with your husband. It is common problem of delayed flights of developed Asian countries and daily many flights delayed due to one or other problem. So i think you can file case against this flight company according to flight rules of India.


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Yes, particularly in your circumstance where the airline can see it occurred because of a delayed inbound flight. In that condition the delay has encroached into the "minimum connect time" between LGA and EWR (which is three hours). If you were involved in a delay between LGA and EWR I would also expect to be re-accommodated. However this is a bit more ...


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If your address of record is in the US then you need to meet the qualifying rules for US based members (which requires qualifying miles and purchases). It doesn't matter what your citizenship is, only where you reside. You will not lose the elite status that you earned from traveling in 2014, but your 2015 qualification requirements will be based on your ...



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