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I have a one way flight from dfw-nrt-hkg with a stopover in Tokyo. dfw-nrt is on AA and nrt-hkg is on CX and this was booked through aa.com. On a separate ticket I have another one way flight hkg-dfw-ord all on AA.
Currently, the nrt-hkg segment is on a Saturday and hkg-dfw-ord is the next day on Sunday. I looked at switching nrt-hkg to Sunday, but it was too expensive, so I was going to buy a separate ticket on ANA.
My plan is then to throwaway nrt-hkg on Saturday and then also throwaway dfw-ord on the other ticket the next day on Sunday. Should I be concerned about throwing away segments on 2 separate tickets 2 days in a row? My AA account is linked to both of these itineraries.
Well depending on how long your connection is in NRT you may end up misconnecting and the ask to be rebooked the next day, if you have a short connection.
Other than that it can be risky to have you AA number attached, although I don’t know if CX would inform AA that you missed the flight.
I have a multi day stopover in NRT, so there is no chance of misconnecting.
The reason I attached my AA number is for SWUs.
It is always a risk with throwaway tickets. What would it cost to change your flight to just DFW-NRT?
About $900 and I paid less than that for the original ticket.
I know it is always a risk, but generally a small risk if it is done rarely. I’m mostly concerned about doing it 2 days in a row. I don’t know what people’s experience is with that or their thoughts on AA even noticing especially with the segment I’m throwing away being on CX.