Getting off a plane a stop early

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  1. Mad Eyed Screamer

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    Couldn't think of a better title.....

    i am planning on going to New York on Friday from Tampa and there was a flight with Delta for $230 (single) to JFK.

    I then looked at flights to Philadelphia (and then a bus or train onto NYC) and found a Delta flight for $127 that I would have to change at JFK to catch another flight to Philly.
    This is the same flight that costs $230 from Tampa just to JFK!

    So can I buy the ticket to Philly and instead of changing at JFK I simply get off at JFK and leave the airport, forfeiting the onward flight to Philly? I will only have a small carry on bag.
     
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  2. Ricster

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    Shouldn't be a problem as long as you hold the correct visa for the country.
     
  3. squirtyflower

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    Could only be a problem if you have booked a return flight
     
  4. TheRemainsOfTheDave

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    Officially, depends on the airline(s) but usually no.

    Unofficially, yes. As per SF, don't do this on a return trip as the return would get cancelled.
     
  5. Dubai Blue

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    Correct. Any return flight would be forfeited as you'd have missed out one of the legs. But as this is a one-way ticket, there's nothing to physically stop you leaving the plane early.

    Technically, the airline could chase you for the full fare or even blacklist you if you're a repeat offender (this scenario will be covered in their T&Cs), but they're extremely unlikely to do so given the relatively small sums involved.
     
  6. Mad Eyed Screamer

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    Thanks
    Returning Sunday with a different airline
     
  7. Hamann Pineapple

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    I'm coming to Sarasota in July for 10 days, any tips on stuff to do, places to go, beaches ?
     
  8. Chippy_boy

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    I shouldn't bother. Morrissey will be cancelling the gig at the last minute anyway ;-)
     
  9. brummie blue

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    have you asked the airline :-)
     
  10. The Light Was Yellow Sir

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    Only major problem is if your carry on bag gets put in the hold. Always possible if you’re late or the plane is full which means the bag ends up in Philly. Some U.K. airlines offer ‘guaranteed hand luggage’ for a fee so might be worth looking at that.
     

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