Found 8th Dec 2008
I booked a return flight with Expedia from London to San Francisco , im in San Francisco now but i want to do part of my holiday in LA and i notice on my return flight it says i fly from SF to LA then to paris then London.

If this is the case can i just get my flight from LA and not at San Francisco? seeing as i have to change in LA anyway?

If this is possible could someone please let me know , as would really like to stop in LA for the last part of my trip.

Thanks

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You probably can change it - but be prepard for some stiff alteration charges. What airline?

Original Poster

Well its all different airlines from sf it suppose to be American Airlines and from LA to paris its Airfrance and Airfrance to london.

But would i need to pay a fee as if i had flown from SF anyway i would have to get off at LA and change anyway , this way it saves me going back to SF and just catch my interconnecting flight direct in LA instead ....but not sure if its possible , hope ive explained it ok

Think you have to check in at san fran for the whole of the flight back, not at san fran then LA then paris etc. SO dont think you'll be able to just check in at LA.

Ive just come back form florida i went orlando-detroit-heathrow, just got off the plane in detroit straight onto the next plane, no check-in no moving bags or anything

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A-n-d-y;3700677

Well its all different airlines from sf it suppose to be American … Well its all different airlines from sf it suppose to be American Airlines and from LA to paris its Airfrance and Airfrance to london.But would i need to pay a fee as if i had flown from SF anyway i would have to get off at LA and change anyway , this way it saves me going back to SF and just catch my interconnecting flight direct in LA instead ....but not sure if its possible , hope ive explained it ok



What does it say on the tickets?

Is it issued as seperate tickets? You may get away with it if it is (but you must check with the airline.) However, its likely that the two airlines work together and as such you may not be lucky to do so without penalty.

I agree its madness to miss out on a leg of your journey and have to pay more.... but airlines play on every trick they can to earn every last dollar out of you.

Where are you staying in LA? Santa Monica?

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clarelouise25;3700680

Think you have to check in at san fran for the whole of the flight back, … Think you have to check in at san fran for the whole of the flight back, not at san fran then LA then paris etc. SO dont think you'll be able to just check in at LA.Ive just come back form florida i went orlando-detroit-heathrow, just got off the plane in detroit straight onto the next plane, no check-in no moving bags or anything


Thanks for that , yeah think your right ....looks like ill have to fly back to SF from LA just to fly back again lol....was hoping i wouldnt have to as means more money now and extra fly time

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guv;3700717

What does it say on the tickets?Is it issued as seperate tickets? You may … What does it say on the tickets?Is it issued as seperate tickets? You may get away with it if it is (but you must check with the airline.) However, its likely that the two airlines work together and as such you may not be lucky to do so without penalty.I agree its madness to miss out on a leg of your journey and have to pay more.... but airlines play on every trick they can to earn every last dollar out of you.Where are you staying in LA? Santa Monica?


It was issued as an E-ticket from machine in airport , dont seem like its seperate , not sure where im staying yet as still in SF but we would like to go Universal studies so need to go LA for that so wanted to stay in LA for about 3-4 days for last part of my holiday.
I rented an apartment in SF which im not happy about as the people above are making noise in early hours of morning and i cant even get a full nights sleep had a word with them and even though they promised it wouldnt happen again it still does , paid $1500 for it as well

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A-n-d-y;3700805

It was issued as an E-ticket from machine in airport , dont seem like its … It was issued as an E-ticket from machine in airport , dont seem like its seperate , not sure where im staying yet as still in SF but we would like to go Universal studies so need to go LA for that so wanted to stay in LA for about 3-4 days for last part of my holiday.I rented an apartment in SF which im not happy about as the people above are making noise in early hours of morning and i cant even get a full nights sleep had a word with them and even though they promised it wouldnt happen again it still does , paid $1500 for it as well



Eeek! What sort of noises?

When I was on the West Coast of the US, we drove straight through SF and didnt stop. (Last port of call was Lake Tahoe). I'd bought a CB radio in LA (it was cool at the time!), and heard some pretty lurid chats online! That and the fact it was freezing when we arrived (all in just shorts!) and that was supposed to be summer. (Well it was the end of July!) Just carried on driving until we reached Santa Cruz. (Where the Lost Boys was filmed!)

Are you not driving?

I'd definately recommend speaking to the airline anyway. Word it that you're happy to miss one of the legs of the flight - which will save the airline money . If they mention charges - question why as it would cost them more if you flew! Good luck. Youve nothing to lose by asking.

Usually cheap tickets are non changable and non refundable, you should have been advised of the rules at the time of booking. If you simply do not show up for the first part of your flight you will be classed as a no show and the rest of your ticket will be cancelled.
In my experience you will not be able to change the ticket. Your best bet is to ring the airline/s and quote your booking ref/locater.
Good luck!!

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discobarbie1978;3700983

Usually cheap tickets are non changable and non refundable, you should … Usually cheap tickets are non changable and non refundable, you should have been advised of the rules at the time of booking. If you simply do not show up for the first part of your flight you will be classed as a no show and the rest of your ticket will be cancelled.In my experience you will not be able to change the ticket. Your best bet is to ring the airline/s and quote your booking ref/locater.Good luck!!



Agreed. But no one knows the booking conditions for sure! I've been issued tickets from bucket shops several times that ive been allowed to amend the dates and times without charge. In fact on a return from Oz, I changed the flight from Jakarta to Bangkok, to Jakata to Singapore (and did the rest overland.) As you say - that all depends on the conditions. Obviously mine were fine to do so. You never know until you ask!

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could just phone Expedia?!

Original Poster

Thanks for advice , rang Expedia and they couldnt help , rang airline and they were rubbish they said i only paid a small amount for the ticket and i shouldnt expect to be able to change it , bloody cheek , they said i only paid £46 with out taxes etc

she really wound me up , it was that price mistake with expedia.com.au , i think i paid £160 each for return ticket in total , so because i paid less i get treated like cr---

She wanted $2000 for each person to change it!!!
Then to top it off return home my flights kept getting cancelled due to bad weather and in totally i was waiting around 8-9 hours in an airport an they only offered me a drink , bloody joke.

It will be last time i travel standard class though , i didnt really know how bad it was until i had to sit in it , ive been lucky last time i went i have had people upgrade me free but this trip had to slug it out in tight cramp conditions with a plane full off people , god talk about nightmare
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