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AMS-HKG via LHR/LGW - Penalty if skip the last leg?

AMS-HKG via LHR/LGW - Penalty if skip the last leg?

Old Apr 26, 17, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by capetown2k View Post
if i book MAN LHR CPT CPT LHR MAN and I want to drop the last LHR to MAN
is this a problem and can i ask at cpt to check luggage just to LHR
You can ask, but usually that will result in a decline and your bags will be through checked to the final destination. This will happen across the board, though some outstations are stricter than others, CPT is strict. If switching airport, as the original poster was doing then the bags will be returned in LHR before the LGW or LCY or STN sector.
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Old Apr 26, 17, 9:57 am
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Old Apr 26, 17, 10:00 am
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Originally Posted by simons1 View Post
Exactly.

Heathrow Express charges premium fares however you can always get a better price if you go on the tube (and it takes 3 times as long). Same with Gatwick Express and Thameslink.

It's called supply and demand. People will often pay a premium price for a better service.
Indeed. Convenience is a value added commodity
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Old Apr 26, 17, 10:28 am
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Only if we are comparing like with like. Which the HEX isn't an example of. We have tried comparing air travel to many things over the years. All without success.
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Old Apr 26, 17, 10:40 am
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Originally Posted by srbrenna View Post
Only if we are comparing like with like. Which the HEX isn't an example of. We have tried comparing air travel to many things over the years. All without success.
Compare it to whatever you like but I doubt you would find many people who think that London - Amsterdam - London - New York is more convenient than London - New York direct. The price reflects that.
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Old Apr 26, 17, 10:44 am
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Originally Posted by capetown2k View Post
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if i book MAN LHR CPT CPT LHR MAN and I want to drop the last LHR to MAN
is this a problem and can i ask at cpt to check luggage just to LHR

TIA
Usually, this is not possible and they might confront why? With a 6:30am arrival (just looking at today CPT to LHR flight timings), I would imagine its hard to justify an answer to a question like that. The general consensus, I believe, is that bags will be checked through to destination except if there's an overnight connection or a change in airports.
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Old Apr 26, 17, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by capetown2k View Post
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if i book MAN LHR CPT CPT LHR MAN and I want to drop the last LHR to MAN
is this a problem and can i ask at cpt to check luggage just to LHR

TIA
Given you're not actually doing an ex-EU here, have you priced it up to end at LHR? It could be cheaper that way.
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Old Apr 26, 17, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by simons1 View Post
Compare it to whatever you like but I doubt you would find many people who think that London - Amsterdam - London - New York is more convenient than London - New York direct. The price reflects that.
No. You were comparing the itinerary to the HEX. It isn't comparable.

I cannot do Piccadilly Circus - Paddington - Heathrow cheaper than Paddington - Heathrow.

I get your point about convenience having a premium. It is a valid enough statement in its own right without the need to make the comparison.
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Old Apr 26, 17, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by windowontheAside View Post
Given you're not actually doing an ex-EU here, have you priced it up to end at LHR? It could be cheaper that way.
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yes will do it this way, and if plans change ill add on the connection and collect bags re check in etc at lhr

its a shame because in this case its not like ex EU as no fare reduction
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