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Old May 7, 19, 10:57 am
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Old May 7, 19, 1:05 pm
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Dropping last leg of TPR

Hey guys

Thoughts on dropping last leg, LHR - INV, of a TPR?

Have we heard any horror stories lately?

It's an AA ticket. Does this reduce the risks?

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Old May 7, 19, 1:06 pm
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Have a look here for the same (/similar) question:

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Old May 7, 19, 1:08 pm
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Long story short - in my five years on here there’s been one horror story only with Propeller, nothing else!
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Old May 7, 19, 1:17 pm
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Thanks.

I am flying HBO. Just worried re. getting asked for money and/or seeing my Tier Points being deleted.

Would this action have to be taken by AA given it's their ticket?



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Old May 7, 19, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by france77 View Post
I am flying HBO. Just worried re. getting asked for money and/or seeing my Tier Points being deleted.

Would this action have to be taken by AA given it's their ticket?
The answer isn't going to change just because you've asked the question again.

This has been asked countless times. It's ok to dump the last leg occasionally, but if you're worried then don't do it.
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Old May 7, 19, 2:02 pm
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the thread I was directed to was all about luggage and dropping last leg of TPR.

Also, not everyone is glued to FlyerTalk 24h a day and reads every single post...
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Originally Posted by france77 View Post
Also, not everyone is glued to FlyerTalk 24h a day and reads every single post...
I suspect Misco60 was trying to suggest using the search function, not being glued to FT 24/7
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Originally Posted by SKT-DK View Post
I suspect Misco60 was trying to suggest using the search function, not being glued to FT 24/7
Misco60 was pointing out that the OP had previously asked the same question
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Old May 8, 19, 1:44 am
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Originally Posted by france77 View Post
Hey guys

Thoughts on dropping last leg, LHR - INV, of a TPR?

Have we heard any horror stories lately?

It's an AA ticket. Does this reduce the risks?

Thanks
I have had cause to do this a couple of times because of re-scheduling or re-scheduling of other flights. both times I have "informed" them by cancelling the last flight and claiming duty back (once successfully).

Just don't become a serial offender.
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Old May 8, 19, 1:59 am
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That's good information, had no idea of this, thank you.

I think mda03jb was referring to BA pricing policies rather than ADP rules, in regard to the INV returns, but maybe I misunderstood.
Correct!

I always prefer to take the day flights Eastbound TATL but have found this not possible multiple times over past year due to a fare restriction on connection times. The responses I got when querying this with some of the more knowledgeable Manchester call centre staff implied this was a deliberate ploy to make dropping last leg trickier (whether that is an informed opinion or educated guess I do not know). Unfortunately as is often the case, closing an exploited loophole creates collateral damage for some who may have always intended to complete the ticketed itinerary.
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Old May 8, 19, 2:12 am
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Originally Posted by mda03jb View Post
I’ve found that most of the attractive ex INV fares recently have prohibited the usual <24 hour connection and insist on <12 hours which prevents an overnight stop and therefore baggage retrieval at LHR & a B2B at INV. It also prevents getting the day flights back from JFK/BOS which are my preferred options.



~18 hr connections are usually possible, maybe not in some cases (unlikely).

Was looking at a ORK-LHR rtn flight yesterday so i could position to my SEZ flight. 500€ on EI. found ORK - ARN 1 way, 110€ was tempted, but then found ORK LHR rtn on an OTA for 126 so went with that. I guess moral of the story is always check OTAs don't rely on matrix or GF

EDIT:

my above post is not fully factually correct, someone posted rationale i.e. 6 hr maxconnect on flights departing before 5pm seems more reasonable to avoid APD

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Old May 8, 19, 2:18 am
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Personally I always aim to fly the last leg, however I have made a schoolgirl error on an upcoming ex-INV where I've managed to book the INV-LHR leg 24 hours before the LHR-INV... Rectifying my mistake would cost way too much so I'm just going to not take the last leg - but I still feel horribly guilty about doing so because I don't want to a) contribute the airlines removing these cheaper tickets and b) delay the flight leaving because I'm not checked-in/on board.
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Old May 8, 19, 6:27 am
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Originally Posted by Tiffywren View Post
Personally I always aim to fly the last leg, however I have made a schoolgirl error on an upcoming ex-INV where I've managed to book the INV-LHR leg 24 hours before the LHR-INV... Rectifying my mistake would cost way too much so I'm just going to not take the last leg - but I still feel horribly guilty about doing so because I don't want to a) contribute the airlines removing these cheaper tickets and b) delay the flight leaving because I'm not checked-in/on board.
If you don't check in, it's very unlikely you would delay the flight.
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