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Old 15.06.2014, 05:55
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Re: Swiss airways rip-off

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Zurich -> Toronto -> Zurich can cost up to 40% more than Zurich -> Toronto -> Chicago -> Traverse City, MI -> Chicago -> Toronto -> Zurich, no matter what airline. And, as alluded by others, don't think it's easy to book the whole long trip if you just want to go to Toronto. You'll be in serious troubles when you show up in Toronto for your flight back.

If I remember that right, a few years ago a lady sued Swiss International Airlines. She had booked Zurich -> Paris -> Zurich, but for some reason she couldn't make it to the first flight. A few days later she traveled to Paris by train. At the end of her stay, as she checked in for the flight home, she was confronted with the bill for the higher cost of the one-way trip and not allowed to board the plane without immediate payment.

She won the case, and she got reimbursed, but the spokesperson for Swiss said that, although the airline would not appeal, they would stick to that practice in all other cases, just as any other airline.

In most cases when you use a restricted ticket and miss the first leg of it the whole ticket becomes invalid, so the airline will charge you the difference to an unristrickted ticket
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