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Throw away ticket
I have a business trip coming up traveling from the US to Glasgow via LHR. Booked through AA and flying AA/BA metal. Plans have changed slightly and I’d rather spend a couple days in London than Glasgow. Is there an issue with me landing at LHR from the US and throwing the LHR>GLA portion of the ticket away? I would book a separate segment when I want to head to GLA.
I am wondering if I would have any issues clearing customs at LHR and if I would have any issues once I came back to LHR for my flight to GLA. Any insight would be appreciated!
If you only booked a one-way to Glasgow, you would be okay in this situation. Just don’t make a habit of it 🙂
However, if the same reservation includes your return to the US – then don’t do it. AA will immediately cancel any subsequent flights as soon as you no-show for the London to Glasgow flight…
Do you have a return flight on the same ticket? If you do not show up for your LHR-GLA flight, all other flight segments under the same ticket will be cancelled, and to reactivate will be a heafty Out Of Sequence fee. If this is the final flight coupon under your ticket, then go ahead! Just make sure you’re traveling hand luggage only, as most airlines will not short tag checked luggage as that promotes breaking the contract of carriage.