Can I NOT take connection to the 2nd part of the reservation?

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  1. SgtPeppers
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    Hello everyone,

    Have a general question about taking flight.

    I have a flight from BMI to DFW and then DFW to IAH. My question is that can I take the BMI to DFW flight and not board on the next flight from DFW to IAH?

    BMI to DFW flight is costlier than BMI-DFW-IAH

    If I have a ticket back from DFW to BMI? Will that get cancelled?

    So just to be clear...
    going to DFW would be BMI-DFW-IAH... here's where I would like to skip the DFW-IAH flight.
    coming back ticket is DFW-BMI... don't want to change anything here.

    It's a round-trip so would that mean, my ticket back from DFW-BMI will be cancelled?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
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    Google hidden city ticketing and fly at your own risk. Most have done it and not had a problem, but don't make it too common.
     
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    Thank you JohnDeere19.

    Did some research and read few articles as well. The question now is what if I have a round-trip ticket from DFW to BMI? Will that get cancelled?
     
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    If you skip a segment on a ticket, airline SOP is to cancel the remainder of the itinerary. Unless you can put the return on a separate ticket--which is likely to be much more expensive--you thus can't skip the flight you propose.
     
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    Almost certain that the rest of your itinerary would be canceled once you skipped a leg.
     
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    Thanks 744 and MSPeconomist...

    Here is what I am planning to do:

    Book BMI-DFW-IAH and stop at DFW
    book a separate ticket from DFW - BMI.

    I think that should work.
     
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    It will work in terms of later flights not being cancelled, but two one ways are likely to be expensive and if you must cancel the trip, you would pay the cancellation fee twice, once on each ticket, probably $300 total rather than $150, assuming that this is less than the cost of the ticket(s). In addition, someone should point out that technically it's still against most (legacy carriers) airlines' rules to plan to skip the last segment, although people seem not to be penalized for doing this occasionally.
     
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