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At the end of this month I have a flight from St. Lucia to New York and then New York to Phoenix where I live. There is a 24 hour layover in New York so I figured I would stay an extra day.
In order to change my flight and cancel the existing reservation to change it was about $500. I could book with a separate airline and it will cost a fourth of that. My question is:
If I miss my flight from New York to Phoenix and take a flight with a different airline, will I be OK?