Sorry if the title is confusing. I was trying to word my question so that it would fit in the title and make sense but I think I failed. lol. So my initial question was about whether I can miss a connecting flight but it looks like that topic comes up often on the forums so I found my answer...but it did raise another question.
I want to fly from NY-JFK to Rome-FCO in October. Alitalia wants about $1,300 per ticket for a direct flight. My final destination is actually closer to Naples so I checked to see if there were any cheaper direct flights to Naples. There werent any cheaper direct flights but they had flights from JFK-FCO-NAP that were CHEAPER than the flight from JFK-FCO. The exact same direct flight from JFK-FCO would be cheaper if I then got on another flight and went on to Naples. I just dont understand this. How is JFK-FCO-NAP cheaper than JFK-FCO even on idential flights from JFK-FCO.
Sorry if I'm not making sense here. I just dont get it.Edited: 3:47 pm, June 09, 2014