What happens if I quit in the middle of the flight?

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  1. palmeiras1000

    palmeiras1000 Silver Member

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    I bought back in November the amazing deal on Tam of a roundtrip from New York to Buenos Aires with a stop over in Sao Paulo for just $339.

    My flight will be in 2 weeks, I'm leaving Tuesday night from JFK having a stop over of 2 hours in GRU and then continuing to EZE. I just realized that a friend of mine is getting married in São Paulo that Wednesday night, so I was thinking to just quit the flight from GRU to EZE and stay in São Paulo for a day or two. Now I wouldn't mind to lose that flight (GRU-EZE) since I could get it for 7,500 Avios miles (and I think is worth it for a wedding of a friend)

    But my only concern is that "missing" one leg of my flight they might canceled the entire flight including the way back from EZE to JFK (in this case I wouldn't do that..)

    I've never quit a flight before so if anyone have any experience with that or any advice I'll be happy to hear.
     
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  2. viguera
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    viguera Gold Member

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    I think most people would forfeit the last leg as a strategy in some cases to avoid fuel surcharges or for other reasons, but I don't think people generally forgo a middle segment and catch the rest of the itinerary later, because the risk is that the airline would cancel the remainder of your flights.

    I assume that making a change to the itinerary and changing the middle segment by a day or two would be cost-prohibitive?

    Maybe you can "miss" the flight and call the airline to try to get rebooked the next day, since you'll probably get a flat tire on the way to the airport? *wink* *wink*
     
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  3. TravelBear

    TravelBear Gold Member

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    I think Vigueras suggestion of an itinerary change to add a stopover would be your safest bet.
     
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  4. palmeiras1000

    palmeiras1000 Silver Member

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    Thanks for the ideas, they don't let any change in this ticket, but the second idea sounds good, I could tell them I got sick of the flight .
     
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    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

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    Right, and then you could even sue them for serving bad food :-/
     
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  6. marcwint55

    marcwint55 Gold Member

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    One thing to consider is that if you were only in transit in GRU, your luggage will still be on the plane unless you do not have checked luggage. Most in transit stopovers due not require going through customs or immigration and therefore do not give you your luggage.
     
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    webdes03 Gold Member

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    Not to mention that if you're only in GRU for 2 hours... "getting a flat tire" is a pretty tough argument...

    Agreed.
     
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  8. richardfredy

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    you won't get the full cash you have spend for your ticket
     

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