Will United care if I skip the first leg of a two-leg itinerary?
February 15, 2009 3:19 PM Subscribe
I'm flying from the east coast to southern California via San Francisco in a few weeks. I've decided that for the return trip, I'd like to drive up to San Francisco a few days early, skip the first leg of my return flight (SoCal to SFO), and just catch the second leg. (I would just rebook my ticket but the change fee is ludicrous -- well in excess of the entire ticket cost.) Is this a dumb idea?
posted by myeviltwin to travel & transportation (7 answers total)
I'm planning to call United the evening beforehand and inform them that I "have to" miss the first leg so that they don't cancel my entire itinerary. Will United let me do this? Or will they not let me on the second flight unless I pay them some crazy amount? Some of the answers to this question
suggest that what I want to do might be a problem. I'm looking for people's experiences doing this or something similar, on any airline but especially United.