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Hidden City mechanics on Etihad
I have never done this before and have a question about the mechanics of using a hidden city ticket, in particular on EY.
1-way ticket from IAD > AUH > XYZ (random connecting destination)
And assuming the following:
Visa is no problem to XYZ, and only carryon bags
1. Do I just “miss” the connecting flight while in AUH airport? Or is it better to notify them once I’ve arrived?
2. If I have a separate connecting flight already booked from AUH somewhere else ALSO on Etihad will they care (like will their system see that i have two flights with overlapping times and auto-cancel one of them) or is it advisable to use a different carrier?
3. If i credit mileage to AA will there be any issue? I know there can be backlash if crediting to same airline but I’m guessing this is fine?