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I am traveling on a budget and since an open ticket or getting two one way tickets was way more expensive I have decided to fly in and out of london. I have a layover in dublin both ways and this got me thinking maybe I should take advantage of this and just start my trip in dublin and skip the connecting flight. Has anyone ever done this before and is there any reason why I should not do this. The only obvious thing i can think of is that we will not be able to check any luggage but I think that will be fine. Should I run this by the airline first or just not tell them and not show up for the connector?

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Won’t they cancel your ticket for the flight home if you don’t make the connection? I think if you miss any leg of the flight they cancel what’s left of the ticket.

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Oldlady has it exactly right. Your itinerary has four segments, and as soon as you no show for segment two, segments three and four will be canceled.

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Don’t do it. Oldlady and Augustin are 100% correct. Anytime you no-show any portion of a ticketed flight itinerary, the remaining flight legs get canceled by the airline. They only way it could work is to skip the final flight leg of the entire journey if you travel with carry-on only.

What are your travel dates, where did you already check, and what’s the best price you found? Be sure to check out our new user thread pinned to the top of this forum.

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O well, I am really glad I asked then. Thanks so much guys, I guess my trip begins and ends in london then.

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Oh, so you’ve already purchased airfare. Any decent price you want to share with the forum: Smile Or was it just so-so or nothing to speak of? Curious because if you found something good, that might help someone else considering a similar itinerary.

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yea i purchased airfaire before i found this site, I found it on orbitz. it was about $900 per person on air lingus from Boston to LHR with a layover each way in Dublin. arriving flight on wednesday June 16th and departing wednesday july 7.

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Damn, I hate to say it, but that actually seems a little high for Aer Lingus. Then again, I haven’t travelled with them since the world economy got kicked in the stomach, so maybe that’s normal now.

EDIT: Since I was curious, I just punched in your dates on Aer Lingus’ website from BOS to LHR, and got $850. I still cannot believe it is that high; I went from BOS to DUB in 08 I believe at a roughly similar time and it was like 5 or 600

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Return airfare is only a value if you want to fly out of the same city. I see some a lot of itineraries here where people have to rush half way across europe to catch their return flight. Doesn’t make sense.

Even though Multi-city tickets can be more expensive to book, they can save you time and hassle…and that is certainly worth something.

For $100 more you could have flown Boston to Amsterdam, done you trip and flown out of London without any layovers in Dublin. But your ticket is bought so have a great time…Dublin’s a cool place

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