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Must I cancel the return portion of an airline ticket if I decide not to fly it?

I'm considering not using the return leg of my plane ticket since I can't extend the return date beyond a year but I still have enough money to continue travelling. When I told some friends that I ...
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Why is it sometimes cheaper to connect via an airport than to finally fly to that airport? [duplicate]

You can fly from Vienna (VIE) to Addis Ababa (ADD) for 526€. However, flying from Vienna (VIE) to Cape Town (CPT) connecting through Addis Ababa (ADD) is only 419€. So when flying to ADD, it is ...
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Can I only travel on the second leg of a one-stop flight? [duplicate]

Let's say there is an available booking from A-B-C, but I actually live in B. Can I book the flights and travel on the B-C flight only? I'm asking this because the A-B-C ticket is considerably cheaper ...
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Skipping the last leg of a return flight; any impact on frequent flyer miles?

Suppose I have this itinerary: outbound: A -> B -> C inbound: C -> B -> D -> A A, B, D are cities in the US, C is a city overseas. I'll have only carry-on luggage. One detail: this ticket has ...
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boarding flight at intermediate stop

Suppose I book a flight ticket from place A to place B. This flight has a stop at place C. Is it possible/allowed for me to board the flight at place C instead of place A? If it is necessary, place ...
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How to retrieve checked-through luggage if I don't board a connecting flight?

Assume I have a flight ticket from A->B->C and at A I checked in luggage all the way to C. However after the first flight I don't board the second flight but decide to remain in B. As I understand ...
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Book connecting flight, but only board at second airport?

I'm looking to book flights from) Philadelphia (PHL) to Detroit (DTW). Direct flights are quite expensive. I noticed, in expanding a search to surrounding airports, that I can book from Allentown (ABE)...
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Have any airlines ever banned anyone for exploiting hidden city or throwaway ticketing?

On a related question Jim MacKenzie writes that: If you did this a lot, it's possible an airline might ban you from flying it Likewise another question mentions that: if you ditch they have the ...
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Walking away from my connecting flight on a domestic [US] return journey. What are the consequences? [duplicate]

Onward trip: PIT -> PHX -> SLC (AA) Return trip: SLC -> JFK/NYC -> PIT. (Delta) Can I just skip my NYC to PIT flight as I plan to be in NYC for the holidays? I don't care about being refunded for that ...
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Is leaving airport at a stop before the final destination illegal?

There are tricks such as "fuel dumping" or "hidden city ticketing" which involve booking a ticket composed of several connecting flights, then leaving the airport at a stop, possibly even "hopping off"...
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Is missing later flight in connecting flight possible? [duplicate]

Has anyone traveled with connecting flights and skipped the other flight will there be any issues. for instance: my ticket is from: Bangalore -> Mumbai -> Delhi (no return ticket) and what if I skip ...
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Can I skip the second segment of a one way flight? [duplicate]

I'm planning to take a trip from Los Angeles to Houston, and found the ticket price is too high. However, I found a flight Los Angeles to Dallas/Fort Worth with a stop in Houston (LAX-IAH-DFW) that is ...
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Getting my luggages at SFO port of entry and not boarding the next flight [duplicate]

I have the following itinerary: ULN - ICN through MIAT (Mongolian Airlines) ICN - ORD with United and it changes plane at SFO. Looking through some questions already answered here, it seems that I ...
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Miss my flight on purpose to get 24h layover at connecting city [duplicate]

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 ...
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Can I miss a connecting flight on purpose? [duplicate]

I have a one way ticket from BKK-TXL with stopover in CGN. I would rather get off in CGN and start my land travel in Cologne going to Amsterdam and other parts of Europe, instead of landing in Berlin. ...

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