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They are not likely to fine you, but the real risk is getting your subsequent flights cancelled. If you intend to skip a flight, it may be best to discuss with Qantas. It depends a bit on the fare rules.
The Qantas Conditions of Carriage state (4.6):
If you notify us in advance, in accordance with any timeframes set out in your fare rules, that you will not show up for the flight, we will not cancel any subsequent flight reservations on your Ticket.
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I can’t see how an airline can demonstrate any financial loss when the final leg is not taken.
How can QF claim any loss if you fail to board the final leg LAX-DEN? They are happy to accept the amount you paid for the entire flight, and they don’t have to give anything back, so there is no material loss to them. And frankly the chances of missing a connection in LAX anyway are quite good, given the zoo-like conditions on arrival.
To me it is the same as the LCC non-refundable tix. If you miss the first flight, the entire ticket is cancelled, they keep your money and you receive nothing. They suffer no loss if you are not on board, they are still paid as if you still travelled.
Any claim that they could have re-sold the ticket would not amount to a loss - they would be then selling the ticket twice. Indeed, if you didn’t board the final leg, you could potentially mount a case that the plane was therefore 100kg lighter (pax+bag), and had in fact saved them money.
To take it to its logical conclusion, if all pax didn’t show up - and they were all on non-refundables - then the airline would save a lot of avgas when repositioning the flight! I think Lufthansa are on a loser pursuing this one. The publicity blowback won't be great. Maybe airlines should consider more reasonable and sensible pricing policies.
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Originally Posted by TtheTraveller
by TtheTraveller at Feb 20, 2019, 02.38 PM.
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I just spoke to Qantas to clarify this:
1)if you miss one leg of your booking it is detrimental to the entire booking (e.g. if you fly SYD-SIN-LHR and return but you get out at SIN after SYD-SIN flight, then entire booking is cancelled and non-refundable)
2)If it is your last leg(s) of the booking you must/shall say at check-in that you forfeit the last leg(s) and that they should check you (incl. your luggage) only to your desired destination/stop. Obviously forfeited flights are cancelled and non-refundable.
Any taken/boarded flights of the booking will be credited with points or SC accordingly. Of course you don't get points and SC for skipped leg. No penalties apply.
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