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Ok to Start a Connecting Flight from the Second Flight

Old Jan 28th, 2006, 10:29 PM
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Ok to Start a Connecting Flight from the Second Flight

I'm thinking about getting a round trip flight as follows:
JFK to LHR
LHR to CDG

CDG to LHR
LHR to JFK

I'm going to start my holiday in Paris, but I'll be ending up in London. Am I allowed to start my return flight with the LHR leg so I don't have to return to Paris just for the flight? I'd appreciate some advice on this. Thanks.
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Old Jan 28th, 2006, 11:24 PM
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No, you can't.

These days, open-jaw tickets usually don't cost more than standard roundtrips. Just do a search for a multiple-destination trip for JFK-CDG and LHR-JFK, and get the tickets issued that way.
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Old Jan 29th, 2006, 02:59 AM
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Above is correct - if you do not show up for first leg your second leg will be cancelled and you will be swimming home.
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Old Jan 29th, 2006, 08:00 AM
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However, many airlines would consider an itinerary in which you fly INTO Paris but BACK from London as a legit round-trip, i.e., charge you the same as they would coming back from London.

Plug in JFK/LHR/CDG paired with CDG/JFK for your round-trip itinerary and see if it doesn't cost essentially the same as your original itinerary.
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In other words, what rkkwan said.
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Old Jan 29th, 2006, 09:22 AM
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What others have said is correct.

But some airlines do allow stopovers, where you can spend some time in a place your flight passes through, so you could also look for a return leg CDG to LHR, LHR to JFK, with a stopover in London.
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