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Can I no-show the second leg of a ticket?
I am interested in booking CX J from ORD to HKG (paid ticket). Would it be possible to book ORD –> HKG –> MLE instead, because of the cheap fares, and no-show the second leg? If I check bags, can I request the check-in agent at Chicago to just check my bags through to HKG? Or would I have to not check bags at all?
Thanks for your help.
Taken from MileValue [URL]http://www.milevalue.com/hidden-city-ticketing-lifemiles-awards/[/URL]
[*]Your checked bag will be checked to the final destination, ie MLE. (Don’t check a bag!) Asking the agent to only check the bag to HKG will likely be unsuccessful.
[*]A mis-connection could cause a re-routing that doesn’t transit where you want to end the award. (I.e. you could be rerouted to MLE via somewhere that isn’t HKG)
[*]You might raise the ire of an airline. (Hidden city ticketing doesn’t break any laws.)
MileValue says, “I’d personally be willing to book one of these awards for myself, but you should always play the miles game at your comfort level.”
Also, if you book ORD-HKG-MLE as a one way, you could no show on the HKG-MLE subject to the risks above.
But [B]if you have travel beyond MLE, i.e. ORD-HKG-MLE-[anywhere else],do not no show on HKG-MLE. [/B]Doing so would cancel all remaining segments on your ticket. This includes if you have a return from Male to Chicago, whether or not it transits in HKG.
How long is your connection in HKG? If its an overnight connection, then the agency [I]may[/I] let you check the bag only to HKG. But I’d only try this [B]IF [/B]this is a one way ticket that terminates in MLE. Like [USER=1702]@NoName1[/USER] said, if its part of a larger ticket, you could have issues.
I was traveling EK LGW-DXB-JFK and my connection in DXB was overnight. At LGW, the agent let me check my bag only to DXB. It took a while longer but it was fine and I got my bag in Dubai. I had no intention of skipping the DXB-JFK leg though.
[USER=29]@David W[/USER] [USER=1702]@NoName1[/USER] It would be a one way ticket, and it will not have any onward connections, nor any further sectors. Thanks for your help!