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Anonymous29 Sep 2015
I scored a very attractive fare from YVR-BOM r/t in business (almost 40% lower than that from SFO). As luck would have it the return is from BOM-ZRH-SFO (on SWISS) and then SFO-YVR on UA. My assumption was that as US is first port of entry, I would need to remove luggage in SF anyway and so I could skip the last leg. I am getting conflicting reports on this – looks like they will check luggage all the way to YVR and that woudl mean I will need to take that leg and return back to SF. Any advise on this? Can I ask the agent in BOM to tag luggage upto SF, esp as I have a 6 hr layover n SF?
Seeking advise forum members! Thanks29 Sep 2015
ExecPlatAA , there are plenty of previous discussions in the forum on this, and the general take is do not do it, not because of the baggage issue because you are willingly breaking the terms and conditions which you agreed to and the airline can come after you for a higher fare based on termination SFO as that would be a multicity fare.30 Sep 2015
I don’t agree that is the “general take”. In fact in all the threads on this I don’t recall a single poster either on here or FT coming up with any evidence of someone who has been re-priced.
Also most of the threads on here are about ex-EU on BA – you might get some useful feedback if posted in the UA forum on FT. For example
I would have thought the combination of airlines would make it less likely they will catch up with you.30 Sep 2015
I’d say you would be pretty safe given the circumstances (arriving into US, needing to collect baggage and different airlines).
I have booked a few more of my savvy clients in similar fashion and can say the airlines have never come back to myself looking for additional monies. Saying that, I do always stress that it is the traveller who will be liable if the airline does charge additional monies.
I always have a look for cheaper options for myself ex/ other countires when going on vacation as I don’t mind taking the risk.30 Sep 2015
with regards to the specific question about luggage being checked through… in the past when I have requested luggage is not checked through – IRREPSECTIVE of whether I use all the ticket segments… the airlines have always have done as I have requested.. You just have to insist and give a reason why you don’t want it checked through..30 Sep 2015
ExecPlatAA: I would be interested to know whether you actually did this, and how it turned out. I have several stories from people whose tickets have been repriced when not using the last segment, particularly through ATL.22 Dec 2015