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Fare hack: risk of booking a same-day multi-city ticket vs. through one-way ticket

I'm looking at a one-way plane ticket on Spirit Airlines. The itinerary requires a stop, and playing around with their website I discovered routing the connection as a single Multi-city booking on the ...
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Skip a leg, forfeit a ticket — do mistakes happen due to late connections?

As we know airlines combat hidden city ticketing by cancelling your entire ticket (including return trip) if you skip a leg. But how is this handled -- what happens if you are late from your ...
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How can I find an international flight number? [duplicate]

I need to know the flight number for the flight to Orlando, Florida, from Gatwick in London, UK in August 2011, via Virgin Airlines, that I missed, but I don't know how to find it. Where can I find ...
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Flight compensation: how to calculate the distance? [duplicate]

Recently, I had a delayed flight which caused me to miss a connecting flight. For making the claim under EC261, I wonder which distance I should take into account. Do I take the distance of the ...
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Connecting flights on different tickets, same PNR

I am travelling with China Southern Airlines on an itinerary that looks like this: Outbound: XXX – Beijing (PEK) Return, 14 days later: Shanghai (SHA) – Guangzhou (CAN) – XXX, where XXX is my home ...
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Losing connecting flights when transferring between airports

I was booked a flight with a connection in Sao Paulo, Brazil. However, I noticed that I will have to transfer between airports between the domestic and international legs of my trip. They are all on ...
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Email about missed connecting flight compensation 5 months after flight, is there a point?

5 months ago, I flew from Moscow to London with a connection in Amsterdam. My flight was late by nearly 3 hours and my connection was missed. I was put into a hotel overnight and flew the next day. At ...
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Is possible to enter in airport's safe area after “miss” the flight? [closed]

This is a hypothetical situation, but unfortunately may be real: I have a boarding pass but I don't want to take my flight, that departs at 7:00 PM. And, I have no enough money for pay an hotel, so I ...
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Flight delay time [duplicate]

Flight TOM137 flying from Dalaman airport 16/05/2019 This flight was originally due out from Dalaman airport at 01.30....but actually left at 5am It was a TUI Dreamliner plane which takes an hour ...
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Sources of information about flight times and delays [duplicate]

I booked travel from Perth Australia (QF648 2350 11 April 2019) via Melbourne Australia to Christchurch New Zealand (QF133 0715 12 April 2019) but there was a delay in Perth. Because I was going to ...
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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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Missed the connecting flight, separate tickets on same airline - who is responsible? [duplicate]

I have missed my connecting flight from Frankfurt to New York. The time gap between incoming flight and connecting flight was about 2 hours. The incoming flight was delayed for about 90 minutes. Both ...
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Given 10 Euro compensation for missed flight which was later cancelled

I was going back from Moscow - Amsterdam and had a connecting flight to London. The Moscow flight departed 1 hour 30 minutes late and arrived 1 hour 41 minutes late. I missed my connecting flight and ...
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Flight departed from the gate 5 min before scheduled departure time. Refund options

This was Alaska Airlines flight from SJC to LAX. We ran later than we usually do on our way to flights and so we ended up reaching the gate 2 min before the scheduled departure time. On our way from ...
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Return ticket issues after not completing a leg of the journey

My family flew in Kiev-Paris-Dublin to visit us in Ireland, end-to-end return flights booked with AF-KLM. Unfortunately, they were stopped at the boarding for the Paris to Dublin flight, due to an ...
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Does EU 261 require airlines to get you to your destination in case of a missed connection?

I am reacting to this comment and I have EU 261 open and I can't see this being the case. Article 8 has this: Where reference is made to this Article, passengers shall be offered the choice between:...
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Trying to ID flight implications from June? Historical flight status? [duplicate]

All the sources i checked arent offering historical flight status as far back as im looking (thats free). Anyone able to help out and let me know what the issue/reason was for the delay? TP1947 on ...
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Schedule change within 24 hours of flight

Today in the morning at 10am I received a message regarding a schedule change of my flight from Krabi to Bangkok today: Instead of arriving at 10:45, the flight is now scheduled to arrive at 02:10. (...
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Can travel agents “reissue” tickets?

Story A friend once missed an international flight (USA => MidEast) because he mistook the flight number for the flight time on his itinerary. His flight number was something like "430", and his ...
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Flight delay history? [duplicate]

Our United Airlines flight UA6056 from DTW to IAH was delayed on 1/1/2019 scheduled for 8:25am departure and I want to find out when it actually boarded & took off? They told us at the gate it ...
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Insurance for connecting flight on separate bookings

I found a connection that would save me several hundred dollars to build my own connection with two plane tickets. First flying on Delta and then onward on JetBlue to reach my destination. I know its ...
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Air Serbia denied return flight after not taking outbound one

I booked a flight from Copenhagen to Athens with Air Serbia. Due to the death of a relative, I had to reschedule my first flight to an earlier flight. Air Serbia states that: Please be advised ...
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Which airline pays for a missed connection due to a delay etc.? Airline booking systems

Often flights get delayed and connections are missed & passengers need to be rebooked. Sometimes hotels or meals are involved. How do airline systems deal with who pays for the rebooking? e.g. I ...
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Missed flight but no visa to get a hotel [closed]

Let's say I am flying from country A to country C via country B. What happens if, due to airline error, I am delayed in country A and miss my connection to country C and the next flight is the next ...
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Compensation for a cancelled flight AND loss of connection

I am trying to find out the amount of the compensation we have the right for. This is mainly due to the fact that googling for flight cancellation and loss of connection is unclear to whether it means ...
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Missing a flight when transferring from JFK to LGA

Suppose there is an international flight from HEL to JFK with Finnair followed by a domestic flight in the same itinerary from LGA (with American Airlines) 4 hours after the arrival of the Finnair ...
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Fall asleep in terminal and miss connection fight: recover change fee

I recently was returning from a trip from Europe and missed a connection flight because I fell asleep in the terminal. I showed up to the gate about 10 minutes after it closed. This was my own fault ...
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What happens if my outgoing flight is canceled on the day my French student visa expires? [duplicate]

First of all, I read the other posts similar to this case, but the two answers were conflicting. What happens if my flight out of the Schengen area is cancelled on the last day of my visa? Can ...
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Does a third-party booking service know you've missed a flight?

Someone booked a ticket for me via a third-party company. Is there a way for the website to know I've missed the flight? I guess my real question is: does anyone but the airline know I've missed the ...
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Compensation for missed connection due to delay with same airline but separate bookings

Long story short, I had to fly from A (in Spain) to C (in the UK) and I booked two separate flights with the same budget airline, so the actual route was A (Spain) -> B (UK) -> C (UK). The first ...
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Who's responsible for notifying a time flight change?

I booked tickets thru eDreams.com from Brussels to Miami on TUIfly, the airline changed the flight time without notifying me and I ended missing my flight...the airline (TUIfly) pointed at eDream to ...
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Consequences of visiting a farm before entering the US

On entering the United States (and some other countries), one of the questions each traveler must answer is if they've been on a farm prior to entry. Part (a) of this question is, how far back does ...
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Missed my flight because I didn't get e-mail with boarding pass [closed]

This must be the weirdest "missed the flight" situation ever. We were four, traveling from Alicante to Keflavik. I checked in online with the app and got "you are now checked-in" and allocated seats ...
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PPBM: What happens if you check in luggage and then miss the flight?

My partner and I are due to take an international flight together. For reasons beyond our control, my partner may not be able to make the flight. I've read other questions about this scenario and it ...
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Only allowed to travel to connecting airport

This is a very strange situation (for me at least). My father has a return flight from A to B (both outside the Schengen area) with connection in Rome (Fiumicino). The flight from Rome to B is handled ...
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Turkish transit visa on arrival

I'm flying from London to Mumbai in May, and then back from Kathmandu to London later in the month. On both journeys I have a short (1-2 hours) stop over in Istanbul. If everything works, I know I ...
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Reschedule a flight on Eva Air after original flight has departed [closed]

As an adjunct to my question here: Carrying codeine based medicine through Taipei en route to Kuala Lumpur We've decided to not fly out on our original schedule super early tomorrow morning (TLDR, I'm ...
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Travel insurance for very short missed connection

I'm taking a flight with only a 1 hour layover. Although it's one ticket with the same airline, missing the connection would cause big delays as the airline's next flight to the final destination is ...
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Is a layover of 1 hour 30 mins enough at IAD (Washington Dulles) given it's the port of entry and immigration will be required?

I have an Indian Passport, and I am traveling FRA-IAD-BUF (Frankfurt-Washington(Dulles)-Buffalo. I have a single Lufthansa ticket, however the connecting flight from Washington to Buffalo is United ...
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Can I take some items from my luggage while waiting for a flight?

I'm waiting for the second day for my flight from Frankfurt. I had three cancelations and I'm still on the waitlist. Today I approached two people in the airport with a question "Can I take from my ...
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Subterfuge by budget airline? Missed flight - was charged for transfer

Recently I attempted to catch a flight from a London airport on Ryanair. I arrived at departures reception 25 minutes before the flight, 11.35am - my ticket was scanned. Then I proceeded thru ...
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Who should I go after (Expedia, Finnair or Bangkok Airlines) for a missed flight?

I had a situation in Bangkok yesterday. I was coming with Finnair joined ticked Vilnius -> Helsinki -> Bangkok (landing 7.25) and then my own separate Bangkok Airlines flight (boarding 8.55) Bangkok ->...
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If I book two flights with Sichuan Airlines, and miss the second because the first is delayed, can I reschedule for free?

I arrive at Chengdu at 5:50 AM (this flight is booked with Sichuan Airlines) and want to go straight on to Shanghai (this flight is not yet booked). There's a flight at 7:40 AM, with the same airline. ...
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Can I negotiate missing the last connecting flight on a journey with an airline and still use the return ticket?

I'm about to buy a flight: Denver -> Chicago -> Helsinki -> Stockholm, with return journey being Stockholm -> Helsinki -> Miami -> Denver. I would like to explore Finland as well as other countries ...
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How long does it take to get your checked-in bag at London Gatwick airport?

I have booked, rather to my own surprise on reviewing my itinerary, two separate tickets (that part was inevitable, discount carrier Norwegian Air is first carrier) with 2:05 connection between ...
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Missed connecting flight

I fell asleep at the gate while waiting for a connection flight to the UK from South Africa. I was connecting on Kenya Airways. They say I have to pay charges which are more than buying another air ...
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EasyJet - Is the return flight valid if I miss the first leg?

British Airways: If I book a return journey with British Airways and miss the first flight, can I still use the return flight? WizzAir: If I book a return journey with Wizz Air and miss the first ...
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Will Turkish Airlines help me if I miss my connection? [closed]

If a miss my connecting flight when I transit at Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, will Turkish Airlines put me on another flight for free?
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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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Are 2:05 hours enough for a Schengen to non-Schengen transfer in Schiphol?

If everything goes according to plan, we arrive in the beginning of the July at Schiphol at 16:10 with a KL1782 from Hamburg and depart at 18:15 with a SU2695 to Moscow Sheremetyevo. Thus we have 2 ...