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One Way Ticket #249027
03/04/2021 06:29 AM
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We are not savvy fliers so we would appreciate feedback. What are the pros and cons of buying one way tickets. The reason for asking is our departure date of 1/22/22 just came up and we can get tickets for under $200.00. We are staying five weeks next year, we didn’t go this year, so will have to wait a month for the return date to come up. AA if that makes a difference. We also figure the free seat selection would be better at this time.Thank you in advance.

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Re: One Way Ticket [Re: SandS] #249029
03/04/2021 06:40 AM
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We do it all the time no problems. It also makes it easier to make changes if the airlines changes anything about the flight

Re: One Way Ticket [Re: SandS] #249031
03/04/2021 08:09 AM
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Yup...buy whatever fits your schedule and is at a decent price. We also do it all the time. You might get a "You will need evidence of a return trip before departure" but we have never been asked to show our return ticket and it would not be an issue if we were asked.

Re: One Way Ticket [Re: SandS] #249033
03/04/2021 08:52 AM
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We book one way tickets all the time. Different airports/airlines etc. whatever it takes to get the best fares!

Re: One Way Ticket [Re: SandS] #249034
03/04/2021 09:04 AM
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Have booked one way on 99 percent of all my trips to SXM. Even mixed carriers. You just need to show a return ticket at departure.
carib cheers,
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Re: One Way Ticket [Re: SandS] #249036
03/04/2021 09:08 AM
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I always do one-way - it give you more options. There's sometimes a caution about being prepared to show you have a return ticked before boarding on the way down - no one has ever asked me, but I always travel with a copy of both tickets anyway. Honestly I don't see any advantage to booking found trip. Am I missing something? Maybe there's an advantage for people collecting miles?

Re: One Way Ticket [Re: SandS] #249038
03/04/2021 09:33 AM
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Add me to the list of those who regularly purchase one-ways, and frequently on different carriers. I always print a copy of that flight home, jic we’re asked for it but that has never happened to date.

The only disadvantage I’ve ever found in purchasing one-ways is if, and in the case of AA - my preferred carrier, WHEN they change or cancel your flights, rebooking can become a little more difficult if only one flight is changed. This only happened to us once and AA was more than willing to work with us.

Good luck and happy travels.


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Re: One Way Ticket [Re: SandS] #249041
03/04/2021 09:58 AM
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We booked one-way (coming home) for the first time this year, and are still waiting for a reasonable fare down.


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Re: One Way Ticket [Re: SandS] #249051
03/04/2021 10:57 AM
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Never had a problem doing one way tickets with any airline.

Re: One Way Ticket [Re: SandS] #249060
03/04/2021 12:11 PM
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generally speaking, for domestic travel (and to the caribbean), a RT ticket is pretty much the sum of each OW if purchased separately...although we usually buy 2 OWs, i have noticed that sometimes the sum of the 2 OWs comes out $10-30 more than the RT, when making the comparison on the same purchase date...if you buy each OW on different dates, then the difference compared to RT can be substantially greater due to daily fluctuations in fares

but for travel to europe, this is not true...a OW can cost as much or more than a full RT...the airlines really try to stick it to business travelers...luckily this doesn’t apply to using points/miles for tix


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Re: One Way Ticket [Re: SandS] #249071
03/04/2021 02:29 PM
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We’ve also booked one way many times when return trip dates hadn’t been added to airline schedule or for a lower airfare.

Re: One Way Ticket [Re: IslandBoi] #249072
03/04/2021 02:41 PM
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but for travel to europe, this is not true...a OW can cost as much or more than a full RT...


Absolutely correct. Researching our last planned Paris trip the one way fare was over twice the round trip. Doesn't work for European flights

Re: One Way Ticket [Re: SandS] #249077
03/04/2021 03:13 PM
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I almost always book two one-way tickets and have often found it to be less expensive, sometimes by a lot, than a round-trip ticket. That's not my reasoning for booking one-ways, just an added benefit. I, too, have never been asked to show a return ticket.


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