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Old 04-29-2014, 09:26 AM
 
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Hi All! I'm booking my flight to Vegas from Charlotte soon and had a quick question!

I'm booking it through "multi-city" so my flight as planned:

Charlotte -> Atlanta
Atlanta -> Vegas

I'm booking it that way because it is significantly cheaper. So one question I had was, once I land in Atl, would I need to go OUT of the airport to check-in again and go through security? Both flights are from the same airlines (Delta) But since I'm arriving to Atl, the Departure section would be a different side of the airport, right?

Hope my question makes sense?

I need to know in order to book the flight that would give me ample time. There's one that is an hour apart and there's one that's 2 hours. I'm the type of person that hates waiting around in the airport, I don't mind being that person running across the airport lol. Also, it means I will reach Vegas earlier

So if I need to check-in again, I don't think an hour would be enough.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:31 AM
 
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You shouldn't need to book multi-city. Just do a round trip between Charlotte and Vegas, and it will give you options to choose itineraries with one stop. You can then choose Atlanta.

No, you won't need to exit the airport and go through security again. An hour is usually fine. I wouldn't go less than that at ATL.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:42 AM
 
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You shouldn't need to book multi-city. Just do a round trip between Charlotte and Vegas, and it will give you options to choose itineraries with one stop. You can then choose Atlanta.

No, you won't need to exit the airport and go through security again. An hour is usually fine. I wouldn't go less than that at ATL.
Haha, I did round trip and since I'm booking so late (my trip is in June for a major music festival), round trip is either $800+ or none of the times I want.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:49 AM
 
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You will not need to re-clear security in Atlatna (as long as you do not have checked bags), Just print out both boarding passes when you check in (from home/hotel etc.)

What you are doing is doing two one way flights. Once you arrive in Atlanta you would just stay inside the secure zone and go to the Atlanta -> Vegas Gate.


You are taking a BIG RISK doing this type of flight ticketing.

To Delta you are two unconnected one way tickets, If your flight from CLT is Late, Delayed, Canceled, Delta will Not "Re-Write" your ATL-LAS ticket. You will be considered a NO/Show on the ATL-LAS flight, you when you get to ATL, Delta will Require you to Buy a Full Fare one way walk up ticket if you want to fly out on next flight.

PS: I just checked out some of the Southwest flight in June, The Prices are less then $600 or so R/T booking them the correct way.

Last edited by flyonpa; 04-29-2014 at 09:58 AM.. Reason: added info
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:00 AM
 
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You will not need to re-clear security in Atlatna (as long as you do not have checked bags), Just print out both boarding passes when you check in (from home/hotel etc.)

What you are doing is doing two one way flights. Once you arrive in Atlanta you would just stay inside the secure zone and go to the Atlanta -> Vegas Gate.


You are taking a BIG RISK doing this type of flight ticketing.

To Delta you are two unconnected one way tickets, If your flight from CLT is Late, Delayed, Canceled, Delta will Not "Re-Write" your ATL-LAS ticket. You will be considered a NO/Show on the ATL-LAS flight, you when you get to ATL, Delta will Require you to Buy a Full Fare one way walk up ticket if you want to fly out on next flight.

PS: I just checked out some of the Southwest flight in June, The Prices are less then $600 or so R/T booking them the correct way.
Thank you for the response!
And yes, I realize it's a big risk but it's the only way I can get the times I want and not having to cough up $800 o_o
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:56 AM
 
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Haha, I did round trip and since I'm booking so late (my trip is in June for a major music festival), round trip is either $800+ or none of the times I want.

I honestly think you're selecting something incorrectly. Multi city is not the way to go. What dates are you looking to travel?

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Old 04-29-2014, 11:07 AM
 
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I completly agree with Flyonpa.....it is a BIG risk. If they find out you have booked that way they might very well deny boarding. Also, an hour is cutting it waaaaaayyyy too close. Suppose your original first flight is late and you are not in ATL in time. Seriously, they would not honor the second flight.

Good luck.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:12 AM
 
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Also, have you checked US Airways? Charlotte is a USAir hub, so it'll be cheaper than Delta, and there are a number of nonstops to Vegas.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:16 AM
 
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yes, I've checked us airways. Trust me, I've tried every other method. going into vegas would either be june 19 or june 20.. the music festival is serious business for vegas so thats when all flights and hotels are like 3x's the price. the hotel we are staying at is $2,500 for TWO regular rooms for 4 nights! When it should've been only $1000 or less! about 300k people are flying into vegas those 2 days.

i do want to add in that this is my 3rd annual time going so i am VERY familiar. if you find anything, let me know- i have 24 hours to change my mind with the flight. and i'm not flying into atl anymore, flying into a diff city.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:23 AM
 
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I just checked US Airways and found nonstop flights under $600 for June 19-23. Sorry, but I still think you're doing something wrong. I know you're not a frequent traveler. See if you can find a friend with experience booking flights. Multi city is a bad idea.
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