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@ Ben, Tiffany and all others
I´m thinking of booking a trip in Lufthansa Business Class to the US for my wife and me. As I expected, fares from MUC (where I live) are quite high. It is much cheaper to fly from Milan, Rome etc. via MUC to the US.
So I just wanted to know if it´s possible to book a trip MXP-MUC-IAH and check-in/start it in MUC?
Help is much appreciated.
(And sorry for my bad english:))
Boris_B – welcome! Unfortunately not. Once you skip a leg of your flight, all subsequent legs will be canceled. Would it make sense to take a train somewhere and then fly through Munich?
The only time you can really get away with skipping a leg of your flight is when it’s the last leg. You just need to be sure you either have no checked luggage or that you’ll be clearing Customs (and thus have access to your checked bags) at the airport where you want to leave. So if you booked the reverse of the flight above (IAH-MUC-MXP) but just took your bags and left the airport in MUC you’d be fine. Just don’t make a habit of doing that as the airlines will notice and may refuse to give you the flight miles you’ve earned.
No such thing as a clearing customs in MUC for luggage on IAH-MUC-MXP. Schengen border controls yes, customs no. That is a national responsibility and would be done in MXP.
Boris_B should try book the return with either a stopover or layover, and than just check luggage to MUC and not show up for the flight to MXP.