Questions and Answers

Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.

While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!

This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!

Filter by:

AA Flagship First Check In LAX

1

Global Entry Conditional Approval

Can you help?
0

Chase BA 10% Discount – Credit to AAdvantage?

1

Daily Emails?

3

QR Lounge access transiting Doha from First to Business

2

Site Feedback

Hot topic, get involved
35

Transiting LHR on a BA First Class/Club Europe Ticket

2

Newsletter

2

How do I deal w extra seat reservation?

3

Password Change

2

Ask a Question

Everyone can read and comment, but you must login to post a new comment.

Answers (2)

Separate tickets vs single ticket for same trip

Separate tickets vs single ticket for same trip

  1. alinsfca

    Hi, I am looking at a trip from SFO to central Asia with one stop at ICN. When I priced out the single ticket on business class, it was over $7k. But when I priced out the same itinerary as two separate tickets, it was only slightly over $5k. The lay over is 1 hr 50 mins. I am sure, I will have enough time for the transfer, but I have several questions:

    1, why KE would price out the tickets like that?
    2. when I read flyertalk on the same topic, they said if it is on a single ticket you are protected if KE screw up on the first leg, but will that be the same if on separate ticket but same itinerary?
    3. If I decided to buy two separate tickets, can I ask KE to merge them into one?

    Thanks
    Alinsfca

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Welcome [USER=4797]@alinsfca[/USER] –
    1. Ticket pricing is a mysterious thing and I’m not sure even though deeply involved could tell you why something prices a certain way. I was recently looking at a flight to Australia and priced it US-SYD non-stop and then as a one-stop from my city to the hub to SYD. Somehow the system decided that was worth about $4000 extra. Strange indeed.
    2. Assuming your outbound and return dates aren’t super close to each other there’s not much difference in buying two one-ways vs. a round-trip. Just keep in mind that if you end up canceling or changing the trip there would be two separate change fees involved.
    3. I do not believe the separate tickets can be merged but am willing to be corrected!

Sign in to help answer questions.