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Old Dec 5, 16, 6:57 pm
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Good evening,

I was wondering if there are penalties for not showing up to a leg on a trip. I am traveling out to Reno next week for work, and was debating on driving down to Las Vegas after meetings on Thursday AM and staying for the weekend. My return flight is currently booked out of Reno to depart on Thursday AM. I called AA and they advised it would be ~$700 to change the flight to depart from LAS. I am seeing one-way tickets for approximately $225. Can I just book a one-way ticket and be done with it?
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Old Dec 5, 16, 7:03 pm
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Originally Posted by zmster2033 View Post
Good evening,

I was wondering if there are penalties for not showing up to a leg on a trip. I am traveling out to Reno next week for work, and was debating on driving down to Las Vegas after meetings on Thursday AM and staying for the weekend. My return flight is currently booked out of Reno to depart on Thursday AM. I called AA and they advised it would be ~$700 to change the flight to depart from LAS. I am seeing one-way tickets for approximately $225. Can I just book a one-way ticket and be done with it?
As long as there's nothing else on the original trip I wanted to use (one you miss a leg, all other segments on that itinerary will be canceled), that's what I'd do.
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Old Dec 5, 16, 9:40 pm
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Originally Posted by zmster2033 View Post
Good evening,

I was wondering if there are penalties for not showing up to a leg on a trip. I am traveling out to Reno next week for work, and was debating on driving down to Las Vegas after meetings on Thursday AM and staying for the weekend. My return flight is currently booked out of Reno to depart on Thursday AM. I called AA and they advised it would be ~$700 to change the flight to depart from LAS. I am seeing one-way tickets for approximately $225. Can I just book a one-way ticket and be done with it?
If you book the second flight on AA then you may be caught by the scanner that looks for conflicts and have one of them cancelled. If you cancel the return before flying out then you may be required to pay more. You could probably cancel the return after you have flown out and then book the other return if it is still available. However using a different airline would be safest.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 7:24 am
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Originally Posted by MADPhil View Post
If you book the second flight on AA then you may be caught by the scanner that looks for conflicts and have one of them cancelled. If you cancel the return before flying out then you may be required to pay more. You could probably cancel the return after you have flown out and then book the other return if it is still available. However using a different airline would be safest.
If the OP's original flight RNO-XXX is Thursday morning and he/she books a separate return LAS-XXX for Sat/Sun/Mon then there's no issue with overlapping bookings. And no need to cancel the original return, just no show, it will cancel automatically, and fly back on the new LAS-XXX flight for $225. People miss flights all the time, I wouldn't hesitate at all to do this if I needed to fly back from LAS.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 7:48 am
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Originally Posted by JJeffrey View Post
If the OP's original flight RNO-XXX is Thursday morning and he/she books a separate return LAS-XXX for Sat/Sun/Mon then there's no issue with overlapping bookings. And no need to cancel the original return, just no show, it will cancel automatically, and fly back on the new LAS-XXX flight for $225. People miss flights all the time, I wouldn't hesitate at all to do this if I needed to fly back from LAS.
I hadn't paid enough attention to the gap between the flights. Clearly OP could be going home and returning on another flight in that time.
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