Question about missing my connecting flight on purpose

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  1. rocksolid

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    I will be traveling from the Bahamas this summer back to Boston. The cost is 900.00 per ticket. I found a flight from the Bahamas to Toronto with an overnight layover in Boston for 300.00. Can I just miss the rest of my flight? What's really messed up is the flight is the same flight number.
     
  2. eolesen

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    As long as you're not planning to go back to the Bahamas or collect frequent flyer points... If you think you can buy a round trip and miss the connecting flight without having your return flights canceled, you'll be quite disappointed...
     
  3. jimntx

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    Eolesen can clarify, but I think it might raise red security flags if you "missed" a flight and then re-booked on the same flight number. Also, any connections at Boston will be promptly cancelled. It's Summertime and they needs the seat, boy.
     
  4. rocksolid

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    We would be flying home to Boston so we would already had our vacation. This would be the flight home. I just can't get over how they would charge 950 for the direct flight and 350 for the layover flight. It's the same plane
     
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    Welcome to the wonderful world of airline ticket pricing. I bet if you changed the travel date 3 times, you would find 3 more prices.
     
  6. eolesen

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    #6 eolesen, Jun 6, 2019
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    Airlines only charge what people are willing to pay, give or take $10. Apparently, others *are* willing to pay $950 for Nassau to Boston.

    It's not just airlines. Last week, I needed two new bearings for one of my trailer wheels... it was twice as expensive to buy the individual bearings as it was to buy a whole new assembly that had the bearings already installed...
     

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