One way or round trip?

Old Feb 25th 2003, 3:28 am
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Are you expected to purchase a return ticket to Canada if you are
arriving as a landing immigrant? Getting a one-way tix seems to invite
lots of questions. The visa is no guarantee that you will be allowed
entry into Canada, is it? I mean there is always a slim chance that
something goes wrong at the customs and you are turned away...On the
other hand, having a return tix seems to indicate to the other party
that you don't intend to stay for long...
 
Old Feb 25th 2003, 4:55 am
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A one way ticket is just fine. No need to get fancy.

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    > Are you expected to purchase a return ticket to Canada if you are
    > arriving as a landing immigrant? Getting a one-way tix seems to invite
    > lots of questions. The visa is no guarantee that you will be allowed
    > entry into Canada, is it? I mean there is always a slim chance that
    > something goes wrong at the customs and you are turned away...On the
    > other hand, having a return tix seems to indicate to the other party
    > that you don't intend to stay for long...
 
Old Feb 25th 2003, 4:56 am
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You can enter on a one way tix for landing , only vistors visa requires return tix .. if for some reason your immigration gets rejected ,which is rare and would happen if you cause suspicion in their minds then your would get shipped back at the airlines or Canadas expense I am not sure who is the party that pays for it...


If you are sure of getting turned back the choice is between Economy (if you purchase )and Baggage class(If some the airline flies u back) .. Take your pick .. :-)


Originally posted by Splitman2000
Are you expected to purchase a return ticket to Canada if you are
arriving as a landing immigrant? Getting a one-way tix seems to invite
lots of questions. The visa is no guarantee that you will be allowed
entry into Canada, is it? I mean there is always a slim chance that
something goes wrong at the customs and you are turned away...On the
other hand, having a return tix seems to indicate to the other party
that you don't intend to stay for long...
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Old Feb 25th 2003, 11:22 am
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splitman2000 wrote:
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    > Are you expected to purchase a return ticket to Canada if you are
    > arriving as a landing immigrant? Getting a one-way tix seems to invite
    > lots of questions. The visa is no guarantee that you will be allowed
    > entry into Canada, is it? I mean there is always a slim chance that
    > something goes wrong at the customs and you are turned away...On the
    > other hand, having a return tix seems to indicate to the other party
    > that you don't intend to stay for long...

Given that a round trip ticket can often be purchased more cheaply than
a one way, it is not at all uncommon for immigrants to buy RTs and only
use half!
 
Old Feb 25th 2003, 8:29 pm
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    > On the other hand, having a return tix seems to indicate to the other
party
    > that you don't intend to stay for long...

But if you are a landed IMMIGRANT you are supposed to stay for long, there's
no obligation to stay after landing but the whole point of being an
immigrant is that you will stay there, isn't it?




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Old Feb 26th 2003, 11:54 pm
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not necessarily, sometimes it may take a few trips back and forth till one
is able to completely relocate! in my case, I've been in the US for 12+
years and I intend to make a few trips before finally moving to
Canada...can't just show up with a truckload of goods at the border and not
have a place to store it, or a place to sleep! :-)



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    > > On the other hand, having a return tix seems to indicate to the other
    > party
    > > that you don't intend to stay for long...
    > But if you are a landed IMMIGRANT you are supposed to stay for long,
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    > no obligation to stay after landing but the whole point of being an
    > immigrant is that you will stay there, isn't it?
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Old Feb 27th 2003, 2:44 am
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Thanks to all for your input. The reason why I thought of a one-way
tix is exactly because I intend to remain in Canada as long as I can,
for that's the essence of applying for PR isn't it? However, I became
concerned because the agencies I checked out seemed apprehensive and
of course there's the slim chance that I might be rejected at the
customs. Now that I've been reassured, I will go ahead with a one-way.
Thanks again.
 
Old Feb 27th 2003, 2:48 am
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splitman2000 wrote:
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    > Thanks to all for your input. The reason why I thought of a one-way
    > tix is exactly because I intend to remain in Canada as long as I can,
    > for that's the essence of applying for PR isn't it? However, I became
    > concerned because the agencies I checked out seemed apprehensive and
    > of course there's the slim chance that I might be rejected at the
    > customs. Now that I've been reassured, I will go ahead with a one-way.
    > Thanks again.

I bought what was cheapest ... and that was a return ...
 
Old Feb 27th 2003, 10:20 am
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Return tickets are often open ie. you can return at any time in the following 6 months time (sometimes it can even be 1 year). Also, buying a return ticket is often cheaper than buying a one way ticket. The irony is that , the airlines takes two way from you even if you buy a one way ticket. Considering stories of recent immigrants (about hot tough it is to get a job there) - if you ever need to return to your home, it is always wiser to have a return ticket!
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Old Feb 28th 2003, 2:20 am
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You do have a point but suppose you do ok, then the return part
becomes useless and the tix effectively becomes more expensive, or you
are sort of forced to make a trip home before the expiry in order not
to waste it. Then when you need to go back to Canada again, you will
face the problem of whether to purchase a one-way or return tix
again...

Maybe by then you will be more sure...

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    > Return tickets are often open ie. you can return at any time in the
    > following 6 months time (sometimes it can even be 1 year). Also, buying
    > a return ticket is often cheaper than buying a one way ticket. The irony
    > is that , the airlines takes two way from you even if you buy a one way
    > ticket. Considering stories of recent immigrants (about hot tough it is
    > to get a job there) - if you ever need to return to your home, it is
    > always wiser to have a return ticket!
 
Old Feb 28th 2003, 3:06 am
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splitman2000 wrote:
    >
    > You do have a point but suppose you do ok, then the return part
    > becomes useless and the tix effectively becomes more expensive, or you
    > are sort of forced to make a trip home before the expiry in order not
    > to waste it. Then when you need to go back to Canada again, you will
    > face the problem of whether to purchase a one-way or return tix
    > again...
    >
    > Maybe by then you will be more sure...

I just did a search on travelocity.

Round trip London to Toronto with a 90 day return after April 20 - $964
One way London to Toronto on April 20 - $1233

So, you tear up the return if you don't use it, and you're still better
off! The airline isn't too happy when you do that, but that's their
lookout.

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    > sbasak wrote in message news:...
    > > Return tickets are often open ie. you can return at any time in the
    > > following 6 months time (sometimes it can even be 1 year). Also, buying
    > > a return ticket is often cheaper than buying a one way ticket. The irony
    > > is that , the airlines takes two way from you even if you buy a one way
    > > ticket. Considering stories of recent immigrants (about hot tough it is
    > > to get a job there) - if you ever need to return to your home, it is
    > > always wiser to have a return ticket!
 
Old Feb 28th 2003, 3:17 am
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One way is cheaper than 2 way.

Travelocity Depart Apr goback Jul (90 days) London to Toronto

824 two way
624 one way

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    >From: Stuart Brook [email protected]
    >Date: 2/28/03 12:06 AM Atlantic Standard Time
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    >splitman2000 wrote:
    >>
    >> You do have a point but suppose you do ok, then the return part
    >> becomes useless and the tix effectively becomes more expensive, or you
    >> are sort of forced to make a trip home before the expiry in order not
    >> to waste it. Then when you need to go back to Canada again, you will
    >> face the problem of whether to purchase a one-way or return tix
    >> again...
    >>
    >> Maybe by then you will be more sure...
    >I just did a search on travelocity.
    >Round trip London to Toronto with a 90 day return after April 20 - $964
    >One way London to Toronto on April 20 - $1233
    >So, you tear up the return if you don't use it, and you're still better
    >off! The airline isn't too happy when you do that, but that's their
    >lookout.
    >>
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    >> > Return tickets are often open ie. you can return at any time in the
    >> > following 6 months time (sometimes it can even be 1 year). Also, buying
    >> > a return ticket is often cheaper than buying a one way ticket. The irony
    >> > is that , the airlines takes two way from you even if you buy a one way
    >> > ticket. Considering stories of recent immigrants (about hot tough it is
    >> > to get a job there) - if you ever need to return to your home, it is
    >> > always wiser to have a return ticket!
 
Old Mar 1st 2003, 4:43 pm
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From my experience, single is cheaper than return in absolute terms.
It's more expensive in the sense that it costs more than half of what
a return costs instead of exactly half. In fact, it's often not much
cheaper than a return. However, if one is sure one does not need to
return to one's country of origin in the foreseeable future, I think
it's logical to purchase a single ticket. Once you're comfortably
settled in Canada, you get a return in Canada to visit your country of
origin. Am I making sense?
 

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