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Need Help booking mileage run

Old Aug 16, 03, 7:03 pm
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Need Help booking mileage run

Im trying to book a oneway ticket from WAS to MSP. On expedia, for $216 it shows
WAS-ATL (on Delta)
ATL-MSP (on NW)

I didnt know that one could do a two different airlines like this but expedia says that NW and Delta have some kind of agreement that lets this work (so I dont have to grab my luggage at ATL and recheck it in).

I went to each individual airline site and saw that
WAS-ATL was $88 on Delta
ATL-IAH-MSP on NW (using Continental codeshare) is $118.50

When I try to book going through IAH on expedia it gives me a significantly higher price and I don't want to buy two individual tickets because I would have to retrieve and recheck in my luggage at ATL and I would be screwed if there was a delay in my flight from WAS to ATL.

Is there anyway I can book this on expedia or any other site using Delta/NW going from WAS-MSP on August 30?

Thanks
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Old Aug 16, 03, 7:52 pm
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Regardless of how you ticket it, you're still hosed if something happens on your DL flight to ATL, since it's different carriers booked on different codes.

My suggestion is pay $28 more and book the following at NWA.com. It seems like more fun, and it's all on one carrier, so you're a bit safer:

8/30 NW1059 DCA DTW 0630A 0800A
8/30 NW1787 DTW MKE 0906A 0908A
8/30 NW0664 MKE DTW 1038A 1242P
8/30 NW0467 DTW ATL 0136P 0330P
8/30 NW1029 ATL MSP 0550P 0728P

$248.50

Search multicity at NWA.com:
DCA-MKE 8/30 7AM
MKE-ATL 8/30 10AM
ATL-MSP 8/30 6PM

Search by lowest fare.
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