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Transfer flight going through London is cheaper than direct

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Transfer flight going through London is cheaper than direct

Hi all,

I am planning to fly from London to Seoul, just noticed checking BA prices that Paris-Seoul (change in London) is around £200 cheaper than London-Seoul direct (same flight, same days).

Any idea why the latter is lower priced? Do you think it is possible to get the Paris-Seoul ticket and only use the London-Seoul part?

thanks,

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1. Re: Transfer flight going through London is cheaper than direct

If you don't take the first leg of your flight, the rest of your ticket will be cancelled . Don't do it.

Bingley, United...
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2. Re: Transfer flight going through London is cheaper than direct

London-Seoul is direct & has no competition, Paris-Seoul could route you via any of a dozen of so other airports around Europe & the Middle East, therefore the airline has to compete to get you on their plane.

You cannot board your Paris-London-Seoul flight at London as once you don't show at Paris ALL your remaining flights are cancelled

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3. Re: Transfer flight going through London is cheaper than direct

It's less convenient so airlines have to price it accordingly. If you don't show up for the flight to London the remainder of your ticket will be cancelled. Either you will have to pay the extra to fly direct from London or you need to get yourself to Paris and stat the trip from there.

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4. Re: Transfer flight going through London is cheaper than direct

Do you think it is possible to get the Paris-Seoul ticket and only use the London-Seoul part?

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The airline's have thought of that little puppy..... Airlines 1 Jamborta 0

You could take a trip to Paris but after you take into account all expenses is it really worth the savings (if there are any)?

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5. Re: Transfer flight going through London is cheaper than direct

Or fly London-x-Seoul where x is somewhere in Europe / Middle East - you'll get the same sort of savings as for x-London-Seoul

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