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Old Apr 11th 2011, 11:19 pm
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We are planning to return to the UK after 20 years in Canada. As one way air fares are over 50% more than a round trip ticket is ther any problem if one buys around trip ticket but does not use the return portion?
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Old Apr 12th 2011, 12:10 am
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People do that all the time.
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I think some have got a refund on their return ticket.
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No problem at all. Some people do this to have a fall back position, if they decide that they don't want to stay in the UK after all.
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Originally Posted by handyman View Post
We are planning to return to the UK after 20 years in Canada. As one way air fares are over 50% more than a round trip ticket is ther any problem if one buys around trip ticket but does not use the return portion?
if you fly with Canadain affair one way tickets are very cheap...as little as $200 all in
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Originally Posted by cheeky_monkey View Post
if you fly with Canadain affair one way tickets are very cheap...as little as $200 all in
I was going to say the same
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Are there any problems with having a return ticket then if you are going to the UK telling authorities you are there to stay. Do they check that sort of thing for people seeking visas?
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Originally Posted by handyman View Post
We are planning to return to the UK after 20 years in Canada. As one way air fares are over 50% more than a round trip ticket is ther any problem if one buys around trip ticket but does not use the return portion?
Just did that with BA, they only refund you the tax on the unused half though, if they will even do that!!.(good Luck) It doesnt really matter because you have already saved money not buying a one way ticket.
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Originally Posted by cheeky_monkey View Post
if you fly with Canadain affair one way tickets are very cheap...as little as $200 all in
I cannot believe I had never heard of Canadian Affair! I thought it was a typo and googled them. Wow. Great fares! Tip-of-the-week, Cheeky Monkey. Who has flown with them? How good are they?
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I cannot believe I had never heard of Canadian Affair! I thought it was a typo and googled them. Wow. Great fares! Tip-of-the-week, Cheeky Monkey. Who has flown with them? How good are they?
I think probably 90% of us have flown them Now they are a basic run of the mill no frill airline, the seats are squished together so by the end of a 8 hour flight you are best friends with the previously unknown person next to you, the luggage allowance is tight but you get fed and you arrive at your destination. Now for those with a little extra cash you can upgrade to the front of the plane, you get more luggage and free alcohol and room to move I recommend upgrading if you can possibly afford it, it just makes your flight so much more bearable.
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The things you are thinking are quite strictly against the T&C's of your ticket. Known as throwaway ticketing, airlines will cancel both sectors of your trip if they even so much as get a hint that this is your intention.
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I think probably 90% of us have flown them Now they are a basic run of the mill no frill airline, the seats are squished together so by the end of a 8 hour flight you are best friends with the previously unknown person next to you, the luggage allowance is tight but you get fed and you arrive at your destination. Now for those with a little extra cash you can upgrade to the front of the plane, you get more luggage and free alcohol and room to move I recommend upgrading if you can possibly afford it, it just makes your flight so much more bearable.
I was curious so went to have a look at this cheap airline and what do you know, it's be cheaper for me to fly up to Vancouver from San Francisco and go to Manchester on them than to fly from here to UK what a great option.
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A lady I know did this with BA a couple of years ago, she didnt use the return ticket, so they charged her credit card with the difference for the one way ticket, she tried to dispute it but on their T & C 's it says they can do this or at least it used to...
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Originally Posted by mctraill View Post
A lady I know did this with BA a couple of years ago, she didnt use the return ticket, so they charged her credit card with the difference for the one way ticket, she tried to dispute it but on their T & C 's it says they can do this or at least it used to...
Weird, I got BA ticket for Ds last summer, we put the return date a long way out just in case, and a week before he was due to return he canceled it and I got some of the fees and taxes refunded to my CC. very fast and no fuss.
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Originally Posted by rentbackadvice View Post
The things you are thinking are quite strictly against the T&C's of your ticket. Known as throwaway ticketing, airlines will cancel both sectors of your trip if they even so much as get a hint that this is your intention.
This is true. The cheaper the ticket the more strict the fare rules become.
It is possible to book a return and not use that portion - but I would call to cancel in advance and not "no-show" - but you are in violation of the return fare rules if you buy it without intending to use the return portion. If the airline suspects this they can cancel your entire ticket and make you purchase a one way ticket.
It is not very common, but it can happen.
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