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Skipping first leg of return flight would it cancel 2nd leg?

Skipping first leg of return flight would it cancel 2nd leg?

  1. wingooo1

    I booked a roundtrip ticket from DC to Las Vegas. However I want to drive to Los Angeles and the return flight goes from LAS to LAX before going from LAX to DCA. Could I just skip the leg from LAS to LAX and leave directly from LAX? The return flight’s first leg is on Virgin America while the 2nd leg is on Alaska Airlines. Anybody have any experience with this? I may consider risking it by doing the online checkin the day before and hoping that it registers me and I still get the flight from LAX to DCA, but not sure as this is my first flight on Alaska or Virgin for that matter. I think I might be in better position to do this since the return is on two different carriers despite the merger.

  2. David W

    For any segment on a single ticket that is skipped, all subsequent segments are canceled. This is why skipping segments is never a good idea, unless it’s the final segment. Even then it’s not recommended but more of a “proceed with caution” situation.

  3. Anonymous

    Hi [USER=3011]@wingooo1[/USER], and welcome!

    David is spot-on — if you miss a flight, any remaining segments on the itinerary will be canceled. Checking in online won’t help, as the tickets would still be voided when you didn’t board.

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