Missing 1st leg of multicity trip

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Old Oct 26, 16, 11:52 am
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Skipping first leg of flight?

I'm trying to book a flight from Toronto to a caribbean destination. Direct, it's more expensive than having a +20 hour stopover in Montreal. When I try to book it directly from Montreal, the cheaper option is then a +20 hour stopover in Toronto.

Would I be able to buy the YUL-YYZ-DESTINATION ticket and skip the first leg? Or would that cancel everything? And why would they price it this way, in a way that no matter which city you choose, the cheaper option is the non-direct flight?

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Old Oct 26, 16, 12:04 pm
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no show will result having all remaining of your flights on that booking be cancel.
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Old Oct 26, 16, 12:11 pm
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It's priced the way it is because airlines know that most travelers will pay more to avoid a 20-hour connection!
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Old Oct 26, 16, 1:26 pm
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If it's that much cheaper, maybe fly YYZ-YUL-YYZ-DESTINATION?
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Old Oct 6, 17, 9:43 am
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Missing 1st leg of multicity trip

If I have the following itinerary:

Kingston to YYZ 28 Oct 2017
YYZ to NYC 13 Dec 2017
NYC to Kington (through YYZ) 5 Jan 2018

What happens if i miss the first trip, either by just not showing up or by calling air canada and notifying them that I can't make it? Will the rest of my itinerary still hold, or will they cancel everything?
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Old Oct 6, 17, 9:48 am
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If you no-show the whole itinerary will auto-cancel

If you phone them they will reprice direct from YYZ, plus applicable change fees
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Old Oct 6, 17, 9:50 am
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the rest of the ticket will be void


2 min too slow to ajeleonard
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Old Oct 6, 17, 9:56 am
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Haha, too slow indeed!

WHen you say "reprice direct from YYZ", that means issuing a new ticket?

The reason I'm asking is because I made a stupid mistake last year and cancelled a ticket I had bought on aeroplan miles, thinking it'll be alright as I''ll use it this year. I was given a year to use them or lose them. What I didn't realize is that I have a year to start the itinerary (i.e. my first departure). I was thinking "OK, if my ticket was cancelled on Nov. 1st 2016, then I'll just book my christmas holiday tickets before Nov 1 2017." Nope, I need to fly out before that date.

So I thought, I'm living in Toronto, let me book a multicity itinerary coming to Toronto before that date, then from Toronto to my christmas holiday destination and back to Kingston via Toronto. It works, I think, but that would mean I have to drive to Kingston just to take the 30-min flight from there to Toronto?
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Old Oct 6, 17, 10:14 am
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Haha, too slow indeed!

WHen you say "reprice direct from YYZ", that means issuing a new ticket?

The reason I'm asking is because I made a stupid mistake last year and cancelled a ticket I had bought on aeroplan miles, thinking it'll be alright as I''ll use it this year. I was given a year to use them or lose them. What I didn't realize is that I have a year to start the itinerary (i.e. my first departure). I was thinking "OK, if my ticket was cancelled on Nov. 1st 2016, then I'll just book my christmas holiday tickets before Nov 1 2017." Nope, I need to fly out before that date.

So I thought, I'm living in Toronto, let me book a multicity itinerary coming to Toronto before that date, then from Toronto to my christmas holiday destination and back to Kingston via Toronto. It works, I think, but that would mean I have to drive to Kingston just to take the 30-min flight from there to Toronto?
if this is an Aeroplan ticket, it might be a bit easier as that will be no fare diff recalculation, but you are still subject to the change fee.

or you can do this:
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once you arrive, you can Uber / Taxi to the Airport.
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As OP asked the same question once recently please note I've merged the two threads.

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Old Oct 6, 17, 10:33 am
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As OP asked the same question once recently please note I've merged the two threads.

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It's a different question with similarities, but thanks!
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It's a different question with similarities, but thanks!
No, it's the same exact question. The cities involved are irrelevant.
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If it's an award ticket, coughing up the change fee to drop the first leg is likely much easier than spending time and money to get to Kingston. You might save $50 at the expense of 4+ hours of your time.
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Old Oct 6, 17, 10:51 am
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If it's an award ticket, coughing up the change fee to drop the first leg is likely much easier than spending time and money to get to Kingston. You might save $50 at the expense of 4+ hours of your time.
alc said the same thing: "might be easier". What do you mean exactly by that, if I may ask? If I call in 3 days before the flight to cancel my first flight, then is a new ticket going to be reissued? If that's the case, then the miles required for the christmas tickets may have increased (it is christmas after all, and it cost more miles than normal and has to be bought on the market fair). And what's the fee associated with this change?
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Old Oct 6, 17, 10:51 am
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If it's an award ticket, coughing up the change fee to drop the first leg is likely much easier than spending time and money to get to Kingston. You might save $50 at the expense of 4+ hours of your time.
But then the departure would be more than a year after the initial issuance.
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