I bought 2 round trip tickets from Chicago O'Hare to Johannesburg, South Africa. When I printed out the details, I noticed that the return trip destination was not the same as the origin. We will end up at Chicago Midway instead of O'Hare. We live in the Milwaukee area, and in order to get to Milwaukee, we would have to take a shuttle from Midway to O'Hare, then another to Milwaukee. (In the first place, my husband and I decided to fly in and out of O'Hare rather than Milwaukee since we saved nearly $1000.). I called Delta to see how much it would cost to switch the ticket to end up in O'Hare (our origin) rather than Midway. The extra cost was over $700 per person (the round trip ticket was less than $1000!)!. Crazy!
Needless to say, we won't be using that option.
I would like to purchase an approximately $100 one-way flight from Minneapolis to Milwaukee and just skip the last leg of our Johannesburg-Paris-Minneapolis-Midway flight. Since we'll be arriving in Minneapolis from Paris, we have to claim our baggage to get it through customs. Can we just walk away with it rather than putting it on the carousel? Can we just then check it in for the one-way flight from Minn. to Milwaukee? Is this allowed?