Why is it cheaper to buy 2 flight tickets, and simply not use one of them?
I am booking a one-way flight from Sacramento to Pittsburgh on July 1st. I have a question about a couple of my options: (SMF = Sacramento International Airport; SFO = San Francisco International Airport); PIT = Pittsburgh International Airport) 1) SMF - SFO - United Airlines 5942; 11:52am - 12:35pm SFO - PIT - United Airlines 480; 4:08pm - 11:59pm TOTAL: $259.40 2) SFO - PIT - United Airlines 480; 4:08pm - 11:59pm TOTAL: $592.70 The first option includes a flight from Sacramento to San Francisco. When this flight is excluded, the one-way flight from San Francisco to Pittsburgh is twice as expensive. Here's my question: Can I pay the fare for the first option, drive to SFO (i.e., not use my first ticket), and then fly to PIT? I forgot to mention, these prices are from CheapTickets.com
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No because if you don't use the first ticket (leg) your 2nd will automatically cancel. Have you checked what the price is to do rountrip from SMF? Sometimes its cheaper than a one way ticket. You just won't use you 2nd ticket aka return ticket, now that you can do just not the other way around.
No - when you don't show for any one leg of a booked itinerary, the rest of the itinerary is canceled. So when you don't show for that first flight, the flight out of SFO would be canceled. You may want to look at round-trip tickets, which are often cheaper than one-way tickets. You just wouldn't use the return ticket. That's certainly frowned upon, but there isn't a lot they do to prevent it.
no thats wrong,two tickets will also cost you the same if u buy a one ticket,,,,there is not a huge diference in the price ,,may be the travel agent give you some disont but dosnt matter a lot