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Missing a QF operated flight on AA ticket stock?
[SIZE=4]Hi OMAAT Team!
I’ve been a longtime reader, and always appreciate the helpful advice you dole out. I’ve found myself wondering something that I don’t quite know the answer to.
I’m well-aware that missing a flight in the middle of your journey will usually cancel the rest of your itinerary. However, missing partner airline flights has been hit-or-miss for me, even when on the same ticket. I’m interested in trying this with QF.
AA 7411 (operated by QF): 7:20 AM – 9:00 AM AKL-SYD
AA 72: 10:55 AM – 7:55 AM SYD-LAX
If I miss a QF flight on AA ticket stock but show up to my connecting AA flight, will QF already have cancelled my ticket? I obviously don’t want to miss this, but have to be in Sydney the day before these flights since plans changed, and would like to not have to fly to Auckland only to have to fly right back the next morning. Obviously the answer here is that they may or may not, and I should probably be safe rather than sorry, but wanted to see if anyone had any direct experience with this.
I feel like since everything is on AA ticket stock, they’ll cancel the connecting leg if you dont show up on the first leg.
Have you tried to call AA to ask about dropping the first leg & paying the fare difference plus change fees?
While not ideal (it is a 3 hour flight), have you looked at what it would cost to book a one-way ticket to Auckland? I think there are 6 or 7 airlines that fly the route, you could get lucky and find a cheap one way fare. I had a similar issue on vacation to NZ in January, the one way fare ended up being significantly cheaper than change fees. I lost one afternoon of vacation, but I was gone for 12 days, so the money saved seemed worth it.