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Skip final part of award ticket

Skip final part of award ticket

  1. rjjmpm

    Hello. I’m fairly new to the points and miles games. Please bear with me. My wife and I have enough miles for a one way ticket with one stop. The funny thing is we want the stopover and not pursue the complete trip. Its like Point A-B-C…but we want to get off at B. The other odd thing is that, if we just book an award ticket for Point A to B, the cost is double the miles. Is our plan possible? Or will we get in trouble?
    Thanks!

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Welcome [USER=2044]@rjjmpm[/USER] – yes, it’s possible but you’d need to have carry-on luggage only. I wouldn’t make a practice of this, but once in awhile is fine.

  3. David W

    What’s the routing and what program are you using?

  4. Anonymous

    [USER=2044]@rjjmpm[/USER] — Welcome! You can theoretically skip the final segment of an award ticket if you don’t have checked baggage, but [USER=29]@David W[/USER] is right to ask the routing and program. There might be a bigger issue here.

  5. rjjmpm

    Thanks guys. Routing is possibly MNL – HK-SIN. Will we get in trouble if we just remain in HK?

  6. MidSouthSkier

    [USER=2044]@rjjmpm[/USER] – which airline’s miles are you using for this trip?

  7. David W

    Yeah, what miles are you using for this trip? MNL-HKG costing more than MNL-HKG-SIN is a very strange.

    Also, MNL-HKG is only blocked for 2 hours so flight time is even less than that – it’s not a flight I’d consider redeeming miles for. Much rather buy an economy ticket and use a cashback card (barclays arrival or similar) to offset the cost

  8. rjjmpm

    My miles come from a one world alliance partner. If I use it, it will be via Cathay Pacific.
    [USER=29]@David W[/USER] I’m planning to fly with my family (5 of us) hence getting a free oneway trip is considered. Do you think we’ll get in trouble with immigration if we skip the flight going to Singapore? Nothing against SG, but my wife wants the cooler weather in HK.

    Thanks a bunch guys. I envy those who have tons of miles. In my country, credit card points/bonuses….for lack of a better word….SUCK! Bonuses don’t even reach 1000 miles.

  9. David W

    Don’t think you’ll have trouble at immigrating n unless you don’t have the proper visas for entering Hong Kong, if they are required.

    Not sure what ramifications you’ll have from skipping the last segment without knowing what airline miles you’re using.

  10. rjjmpm

    Hi. Award ticket would be from airberlin top bonus.

  11. Gaurav

    I’m curious, theoretically which airline would be problematic if someone decided to skip the last segment (I’m not talking about habitually abusing this, just a one off instance).

  12. David W

    Sort of the same reasoning behind hidden city tickets i guess

  13. David W

    Wow so for topbonus, Philippines and Singapore are in the same region while HK is in another one so that makes the award more expensive. It’s still a lot of miles for a short flight. are you booking around trip or just separate one ways?

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