posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 09:00 AM
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: StoutBroux
If you don't fly one leg, then how does the airline prove you are who you say? What would prevent you from buying a ticket, claiming you missed the
flight and drove out, and sending the ticket to someone else? Or taking up a seat that they could sell to someone else?
Here's part of Southwest's Air Passenger Rights: "If the status of a flight changes with respect to a known departure delay of 30 minutes or more or
a cancellation, Southwest will, within 30 minutes, notify customers of the best available information regarding such known delay or cancellation
through the Automated Outbound Notification system, via the means selected at the time the reservation was made (email, voice call, text) and at the
airport via the flight-information display screens and gate announcements." If they can do that, they can call to find out why you aren't on your
flight and whether you want to keep your return reservation. After all, somehow they were notified, correctly or not, that the passenger had missed
the flight and Southwest canceled the return flight. Why not call first?
Let's say you're on your way to the airport and there's an automobile accident or bad weather which causes you delays and you miss your plane, so you
choose to take another flight with another airline or even the same airline to get to your destination and plan on returning as previously scheduled,
the following week. It happens all the time.
The protocol for proof of identity in purchasing a ticket is SOP. I haven't flown for 10 years but I believe I had to show my ID and my boarding pass
at the gate prior to boarding.
edit on 13-3-2015 by StoutBroux because: (no reason given)