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skipping a leg with united
« on: August 17, 2009, 01:56:34 AM »
If i take a flight from MKE and it stops in ORD wth united can I just print my boarding passes online and just hop on to the flight in ORD?
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Re: skipping a leg with united
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 06:59:53 AM »
No, if you miss a leg the rest of the itinerary will get automatically canceled.
You can however fly MKE-ORD-XXX-ORD and skip ORD-MKE if you have no checked luggage.
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Re: skipping a leg with united
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009, 07:32:37 PM »
Oh ok ty.
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Re: skipping a leg with united
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2009, 10:42:50 PM »
If i take a flight from MKE and it stops in ORD wth united can I just print my boarding passes online and just hop on to the flight in ORD?

2 weeks ago i did this exactly at ORD with ticket MKE-ORD-XXX. I have approched the agent and asked him to change my ticket, since I'm already at ORD. I have mentioned to agent that I'm ready to go  to MKE if he does not change it and he changed for free.

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Re: skipping a leg with united
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009, 02:13:24 AM »
Oh nice but it seems risky.
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Re: skipping a leg with united
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2009, 10:55:01 AM »
 The basic Rule is no missing any segment except for the last 1, otherwise once you dont fly 1 flight every other flight will be cancelled out

this is Not a UAL issue but 1 that every Carrier adheres to

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Re: skipping a leg with united
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2009, 07:12:56 PM »
ok im about to buy a ticket on delta from burbank with a stop in salt lake city, then lax, then direct to jfk - you think i should just show up at lax?

i guess i could get there a bit early...

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Re: skipping a leg with united
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2009, 08:45:04 PM »
What does it hurt to try?
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Re: skipping a leg with united
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Re: skipping a leg with united
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2009, 02:36:32 PM »
If you get a paper ticket, it should work.

(if you cannot get paper ticket, try calling a middle east travel agent (not israel), they will often still have paper)

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Re: skipping a leg with united
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2009, 09:08:50 PM »
What does it hurt to try?

Well...

Just about seven hours extra flying.

I drove to lax in the morning, they said nothing to talk about, the ticket would have to be reissued. Burbank was worse, there was no one to talk to. After I checked myself in by the kiosk a from delta was passing by and asked if i checked in ok, i said ya but not really... she was in a rush. Then at the gate i noticed delta's newest way of saving money: the person who holds the red flashlights to direct the plane also mans the gate. If she would have given me the time of day the plane probably would have taken a wrong turn, and i might have missed my connection in lax, so i didnt want to take any risks (and neither did she). Basically, i dont think ill be trying that again. (but i did get like 1,000 extra miles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

I think i should have just given someone $50 to take the first two legs.

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Re: skipping a leg with united
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2009, 09:26:40 PM »
Did you fly united or delta?
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Re: skipping a leg with united
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2009, 10:24:29 AM »
Well...

Just about seven hours extra flying.

I drove to lax in the morning, they said nothing to talk about, the ticket would have to be reissued. Burbank was worse, there was no one to talk to. After I checked myself in by the kiosk a from delta was passing by and asked if i checked in ok, i said ya but not really... she was in a rush. Then at the gate i noticed delta's newest way of saving money: the person who holds the red flashlights to direct the plane also mans the gate. If she would have given me the time of day the plane probably would have taken a wrong turn, and i might have missed my connection in lax, so i didnt want to take any risks (and neither did she). Basically, i dont think ill be trying that again. (but i did get like 1,000 extra miles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

I think i should have just given someone $50 to take the first two legs.

 20 yrs ago that would have worked, but I havent figured out how to get Adam Katz to fly as Avi Cohen. Now if  someone who looks like you and give them your pic ID then it might work.

Otherwise save yourself alot of trouble and simply purchase a tkt that you yourself are willing to fly.

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Re: skipping a leg with united
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2009, 10:28:54 AM »
If you get a paper ticket, it should work.

(if you cannot get paper ticket, try calling a middle east travel agent (not israel), they will often still have paper)

 What good will it help if its a paper tkt, (I remember Never flying w/o a Red Pencil and Pen yrs ago, but sadly those days are long gone).

 A person might get lucky on the out bound but even that most likely will be picked up by the computer that the 1st leg wasnt flown. But lets say they are lucky and get away with it, when they want to fly back most likely the computer would have cancelled out the res for the 1st leg not having been flown. So it might work if a r/t tkt is cheaper then a 1 way and all a person wants is to fly 1 way, otherwise the person might end up having to purchase a full fare Y tkt as a 1 way to get back home

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Re: skipping a leg with united
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2009, 12:40:14 PM »
20 yrs ago that would have worked, but I havent figured out how to get Adam Katz to fly as Avi Cohen. Now if  someone who looks like you and give them your pic ID then it might work.
I've haven't had to show pic ID at the gate in years...it's not hard at all for that to work.
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