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Old Oct 19th 2011, 5:08 pm
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We are looking at booking a flight for my Husband's trip to his new home YAY!!!!

Question we have is - it seems like booking a round trip ticket is less expensive than a one way?

What is everyone elses experience?

We are looking at late Nov departure.
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Old Oct 19th 2011, 5:20 pm
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Originally Posted by mikechristina View Post
Question we have is - it seems like booking a round trip ticket is less expensive than a one way?

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yup thats about right
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Old Oct 19th 2011, 5:28 pm
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Default Re: One-way or Round-trip

Originally Posted by mikechristina View Post
We are looking at booking a flight for my Husband's trip to his new home YAY!!!!

Question we have is - it seems like booking a round trip ticket is less expensive than a one way?

What is everyone elses experience?

We are looking at late Nov departure.
Yes...book the round trip...using the cheapest possible return date.
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Old Oct 19th 2011, 5:48 pm
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Yes...book the round trip...using the cheapest possible return date.
And the POE officers don't care? I don't think they would but worth asking.
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And the POE officers don't care? I don't think they would but worth asking.
They will only be bothered about the visa
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Old Oct 19th 2011, 6:13 pm
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Default Re: One-way or Round-trip

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And the POE officers don't care? I don't think they would but worth asking.

Why the hell would they care? The airline might but why would US immigration?

Another typical frequently asked question.
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Originally Posted by mikechristina View Post
And the POE officers don't care? I don't think they would but worth asking.
No one cares. If you want to be courteous you can call the airline later on and inform them you won't be using the return leg. I have done this several times myself.
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No one cares. If you want to be courteous you can call the airline later on and inform them you won't be using the return leg. I have done this several times myself.
And to offer the other side of the coin I would avoid. While the chances of repurcussions are probably so slim as to be see-through, you're actually letting them know that you're changing to the more expensive option (e.g. treating the still-open itinerary as the more-expensive single journey after all). I'd just book a return and not bring my plans to their attention. I wouldn't feel too bad for the airline as they routinely over-book anyway.

OP: There are first-hand reports on Flyertalk of "throw-away ticketing" going tits-up - but I must stress that the few cases I've encountered have all revolved around repeat offenders (think - dozens of times with the same airline). The perceived wisdom of the frequent flyers on that forum are definetaly not to make a call to the airline in these circumstances.
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Originally Posted by mikechristina View Post
And the POE officers don't care? I don't think they would but worth asking.
Why would they care?
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Originally Posted by mikechristina View Post
And the POE officers don't care? I don't think they would but worth asking.
Certainly didn't in our case.
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Old Oct 19th 2011, 8:35 pm
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And to offer the other side of the coin I would avoid. While the chances of repurcussions are probably so slim as to be see-through, you're actually letting them know that you're changing to the more expensive option (e.g. treating the still-open itinerary as the more-expensive single journey after all). I'd just book a return and not bring my plans to their attention. I wouldn't feel too bad for the airline as they routinely over-book anyway.

OP: There are first-hand reports on Flyertalk of "throw-away ticketing" going tits-up - but I must stress that the few cases I've encountered have all revolved around repeat offenders (think - dozens of times with the same airline). The perceived wisdom of the frequent flyers on that forum are definetaly not to make a call to the airline in these circumstances.
It's been discussed quite a few times, and this post pretty much summarises it.
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It's been discussed quite a few times, and this post pretty much summarises it.
There's a boat that you can buy one way tickets on from Southampton to NYC btw

Make sure it has lifeboats though (but seriously what better way to arrive in your new home).
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Old Oct 19th 2011, 10:30 pm
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There's a boat that you can buy one way tickets on from Southampton to NYC btw

Make sure it has lifeboats though (but seriously what better way to arrive in your new home).
And?

It's not like you can't buy one way airfare tickets, but they're more pricey...a cruise would be even more pricey.
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And?

It's not like you can't buy one way airfare tickets, but they're more pricey...a cruise would be even more pricey.
£400 for a round trip airfare (direct LON-NYC) or £499 QM2... not that much more considering you get a week of holiday!

To OP: As per Tonrob. Just throw away the return portion. People do it all the time for various reasons. It's when you do it repeatedly that it becomes a problem.
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£400 for a round trip airfare (direct LON-NYC) or £499 QM2... not that much more considering you get a week of holiday!

To OP: As per Tonrob. Just throw away the return portion. People do it all the time for various reasons. It's when you do it repeatedly that it becomes a problem.
Is that for a single occupancy cabin though? Also you are required to pay quite hefty tips to the cruise staff.
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