Flights with layovers?
If I buy a flight from Raleigh to Huntsville, Al that has a lay over in Charlotte, would I be able to just show up and fly out of Charlotte? If I buy a flight from Raleigh to Huntsville, Al that has a lay over in Charlotte, would I be able to just show up and fly out of Charlotte? Why not? Even if I print my own boarding pass?
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No. You can book the same flight you were originally on, just mark the departure airport as Charlotte. You will NOT be able to just show up in Charlotte.
Sorry, but you can't do that because your luggage goes straight to your connecting plane. If you don't mind losing your luggage and being an inconvenience (no offense) then feel free, but your next plane won't take of if your luggage is on the plane and you aren't on it. Hope this helps.
No. If you fail to get on the flight at Raleigh you will be treated as a "No-Show" and the entire ticket will be cancelled. If you show up in Charlotte you will be denied boarding as you will not have a valid ticket. Ian M.
The reason why you can't do this is because the airline will automatically cancel all of your remaining flights as soon as you fail to show up for the first flight. It doesn't matter that you have printed boarding passes -- their computer will recognize that you never boarded in Raleigh and invalidate the rest of the reservation. What you are proposing has a name -- it's called hidden city ticketing -- and is disallowed by most airlines.
No. As soon as you no-show at RDU, the whole trip is canceled. USAir will show you no mercy.