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Buying ticket from ITA
I found a (relatively) complicated ticket on ITA.
New Mexico to DFW on AA
DFW to MAD on AA
MAD to LIS operated by TAP Portugal
LIS-MAD on Iberia
MAD-DFW-New Mexico on AA
The return part is fine, but I’m concerned about the outbound.
Specifically, AA is oneworld and TAP Portugal is *A, so will they codeshare with each other and will the passenger be protected if irrops?
I can only get this itinerary to price on Priceline. Can’t get it to price on aa.com or on TAP’s website.
Is Priceline booking the TAP segment as a separate ticket (which means no irrops coverage)?
Do you think it’s ok to book this ticket? What will happen in the event of irrops?
What credit card will you book it on?
Hi and thanks for your reply!
I’m not sure about the credit card. This ticket is actually for a friend — she’s not really a fan of flying so I need to keep things as simple/streamlined as possible. I don’t want her to have to resort to using CC benefits because that can get complicated.
If you book it with The Chase Sapphire Preffered/Reserve, Amex Platinum or Citi Prestige you will get travel protection, so of you miss the flight the bank will pay for all of the problems. Alternatively, you could buy some insurance.
Hope this helps!
[USER=1702]@NoName1[/USER] you could call Priceline to see how they will ticket it. I’m not an expert at ticketing but if they are two separate tickets then TAP will likely not protect your friend in case of trouble with AA unless s/he finds a sympathetic agent. If you want to minimize potential trouble it might be worth it to book on a single carrier. Good luck!