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Old May 13th 2011, 10:34 am
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Hi All - I am traveling to the US on a L1A visa. Do you know if I have to get a return ticket or can it be one way?
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Hi All - I am traveling to the US on a L1A visa. Do you know if I have to get a return ticket or can it be one way?
You don't have to have a return ticket as you will have a visa in your passport...but you will probably find it much cheaper to buy a return ticket rather than a one way ticket.
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Yes, usually much cheaper for a return trip ticket - and you have an emergency flight back to the UK (or wherever) just in case. Just book the return a long way in advance and make it changeable (might cost more though; however, most flights are changeable anyway).
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Yes, usually much cheaper for a return trip ticket - and you have an emergency flight back to the UK (or wherever) just in case. Just book the return a long way in advance and make it changeable (might cost more though; however, most flights are changeable anyway).
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Perfect thanks guys.
Book the return flight for the latest date possible. It's probably only helpful if you are going home for good as you'll still have the same problem when you book a flight to come back to the US.
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If you're coming over on a L1A...cost shouldn't make a shit of a difference because the company should be picking up the tab, or you've just negotiated a really shit deal
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I bought a return, half the price of a one-way. Never used the return ticket. Cancelled the credit card before the return took place. Not sure if they would have tried to charge me or just ignored that I never turned up.
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I bought a return, half the price of a one-way. Never used the return ticket. Cancelled the credit card before the return took place. Not sure if they would have tried to charge me or just ignored that I never turned up.
Why would they charge you? You already paid for the return and then saved them money by not making the return plane heavier.
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I bought a return, half the price of a one-way. Never used the return ticket. Cancelled the credit card before the return took place. Not sure if they would have tried to charge me or just ignored that I never turned up.
They don't charge the rtn portion to your card on the dates you fly ..its all done and dusted in one initial transaction.
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If you're coming over on a L1A...cost shouldn't make a shit of a difference because the company should be picking up the tab, or you've just negotiated a really shit deal
It does make a difference - I negotiated a relocation package that included an amount for all expenses...so the less I spend the more I have for other expenses.
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Why would they charge you? You already paid for the return and then saved them money by not making the return plane heavier.
Because the airlines can and do fine you for doing this little trick. Not always, but sometimes.
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Because the airlines can and do fine you for doing this little trick. Not always, but sometimes.
Never heard that one as you know I worked for the Airlines on and off for a number of years...You've been Googling Mrs
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Never heard that one as you know I worked for the Airlines on and off for a number of years...You've been Googling Mrs
It's been brought up here before, yes.
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It's been brought up here before, yes.
On a economy or Higher!!
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It does make a difference - I negotiated a relocation package that included an amount for all expenses...so the less I spend the more I have for other expenses.
But you're on L1A, so you should have them picking up the whole tab directly, rather than giving you an expense account to do this, this way is going to whack you with a big tax bill.
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