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Do Chinese airlines hassle you for hidden city ticketing?

Do Chinese airlines hassle you for hidden city ticketing?

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Old Aug 3, 19, 8:33 pm
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Do Chinese airlines hassle you for hidden city ticketing?

My parents are booking UA awards:

LAX-PVG on UA
(stopover for a couple days)
PVG-SZX on CA

They'll both take LAX-PVG but only my mom will continue PVG-SZX.

However, I want to keep them both on the same reservation - 2 tickets LAX-PVG/PVG-SZX. (So I don't get hit with double change fees.)

Will my mom have any trouble boarding PVG-SZX if my dad is missing? Should I notify the airline after they have gotten to PVG?

EDIT: It seems prices increase after I add the CA leg, so I may just book the CA leg separately. Still curious to hear from people..

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Old Aug 4, 19, 9:21 am
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Are you booking oneway or roundtrip? Is SZX the final leg? In any case, with a stopover >24 hours this is not hidden city ticketing.

If one way you need more miles and it is the same as booking a separate ticket. If RT and departing from and returning to the US you could get the domestic leg at no additional miles but skipping it will cancel all further reservations.
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Old Aug 4, 19, 2:13 pm
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You're right. I ended up getting this resolved separately. I'll let this thread be a place for others to comment on hidden city ticketing experiences in China.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 1:52 am
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This is something I am curious about. Does anyone have experience?

I recently was in Phnom Penh, nice Delta miles for the PVG-PNH one way MU flight. Then I had to go to the US for business, so bought PNH-PVG-LAX-PVG-PNH on MU... nice price, PNH-PVG was a B class, so extra miles and MQM's.... but when I returned, I had no more reason to go to Cambodia, so skipped the flight.

I can't imagine an issue for this one time, but if I did something like this 4-5 times, would MU or any other Chinese airline catch on or every care? Delta probably would, eventually.
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