Is This an International or Domestic Flight?

Upon first glance, one would think that Dovster, an active FlyerTalk member for greater than six years, would know better than to ask the rudimentary question, Uh, is this flight domestic or international?

However, upon further review of his recent itinerary on Delta Air Lines between Israel and the United States, the confusion can be warranted. For example, the segment of his itinerary between Boston and Washington, D.C. is treated as an international flight with regard to not being allowed any changes to the itinerary on the same day — a benefit for elite SkyMiles Medallion members on a domestic itinerary. However, if one is not an elite SkyMiles Medallion member, one will be charged $15 for the first bag, $25 for the second bag, and a $5 fee per bag if one does not check in via the Internet because that same flight segment from Boston to Washington, D.C. is not considered international travel, even if it is a part of one’s international itinerary.


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