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SQ to CA to non-connecting UA on a Mileageplus ticket

SQ to CA to non-connecting UA on a Mileageplus ticket

Old Sep 18, 19, 9:36 am
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SQ to CA to non-connecting UA on a Mileageplus ticket

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I saw space available in business class so I grabbed the flights below before it disappeared, but still deciding whether or not to proceed with the entire trip (I'm a 1k, so can cancel if needed). If I proceed with the trip, I'd be buying a non-connecting NRT-LAX-YYC V class ticket leaving at 5:30pm. Obviously if everything goes right, there is plenty of time at each connecting point. However, how worried should I be if things go wrong? Depending on where the misconnect happens, somebody has a responsibility to get me to Tokyo, but probably in time for me to miss my flight to LAX. Can I expect some leniency and re-accommodation as a 1K in such a situation, or would I be majorly out of pocket trying to get back to North America?

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Old Sep 18, 19, 9:42 am
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This is right at the edge of my comfort zone. The 2h50 in PEK is probably okay, as is the 3h50 split-ticket in NRT, but both are close enough to make me a little concerned. If NRT-LAX is on UA metal, I would generally expect some leniency as a 1K, but of course there are no guarantees. I doubt SQ will check through to YYC, but not an SQ expert.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 9:49 am
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Given this flight info from two days ago, would I do it? No no no

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Old Sep 18, 19, 10:26 am
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5 segs to do MEL-YYC in mostly coach? With an unprotected connection? lol no no no
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Old Sep 18, 19, 1:47 pm
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I stopped at the PEK part. Don't do it.
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