Getting off at the layover destination

Flight to Japan are $800 from Boston, but flight to Vietnam with a layover in Japan are $450. Anyone ever book a flight to a destination they have no intentions of going to and instead staying at the layover destination?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nope no one has ever done that.....you are the first one to figure it out. Wow this could revolutionize budget travel maybe you could launch a blog off the strength of your ideas

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've always heard that they cancel the rest of your reservation if you no show so you have to have some other way back

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, do this one way and then make your return ticket with another airline otherwise you're gonna be stranded in vietnam having to eat dog meat leftovers and leaves to survive

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My concern was that the airline might ban you from future flights. Does that happen?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No? they have 0 way of knowing if you just got sick or had some shit come up; or you were just a dumbass. I guess if you use your FF# constantly and do it for every trip they might be concerned but that's about it.

      The bigger issue is immigrations, they might wonder why you missed your flight call you to find out. At the very least have a solid backup story of some shit.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can get banned from the airline or even more serious consequences.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think anybody got banned or faced serious consequences for occasionally missing a flight.
      Of course, they will attack you if you regularly do this or promote this practice with your name attached.
      Also, don't do this with checked luggage, they may be able to charge you for their efforts to retrieve your transit luggage at the layover airport.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Used to work, then it became a known 'thing', now airlines will cancel remaining bookings if you no-show any leg,

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The easy way around that is to only do this on one way tickets. Seems pretty simple. The other issue I see is that the airline counter might want to see visa bullshit for the end destination, which you have no intentions of going to. Maybe this is more of a headache then it's worth in a lot of scenarios.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The other issue I see is that the airline counter might want to see visa bullshit for the end destination
        The airline will absolutely ask to see a visa for the end destination, or for such places where a visa on arrival is available (Vietnam has one, sort of, but it still has to be requested in advance), proof that you’re eligible for/have requested it. It’s been a number of years now, but the last time I went to Vietnam with VOA lined up, the check-in people at my departure airport in the US were confused and annoyed, even when I showed them a document indicating that I would be receiving a visa on the ground in Hanoi. They made me sign something promising to be responsible for the costs if I got sent back on the other end (you’re always theoretically responsible to pay for your own deportation, but they just wanted me to declare in writing that I knew I was taking that risk).

        https://i.imgur.com/Ndg3M7A.png

        Flight to Japan are $800 from Boston, but flight to Vietnam with a layover in Japan are $450. Anyone ever book a flight to a destination they have no intentions of going to and instead staying at the layover destination?

        OP, this is called skiplagging, and it’s a well-known trick that airlines absolutely hate. Airlines have tried to sue skiplaggers for violating their terms and conditions, or bill them for the difference in price, and although they haven’t succeeded yet, they will eventually. And they will definitely cancel any return or subsequent flights, and/or dissolve any frequent flier miles. It’s within the airlines’ rights to ban you, as well, although as far as I know this hasn’t actually happened yet either.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you should book a multicity trip then, sounds like it will be cheaper than a roundtrip

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