EBGflyer From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1012 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5066 times:
I am going to Europe in January, but don't know when I will be going back to the US. The best thing would be for me to buy a one-way trip to Europe and then buy the return trip later on.
I will be going from ORD to CPH, but apparently many of the airlines do not offer cheap one-way fares. However, I have found on Vayama.com cheap one-way fares on a 'secret' carrier, which cannot be anything else than SK if you look at the schedule. Normally SK does not offer cheap one-way transatlantic one-way fares. How is this possible and can Vayama be trusted?
Pu From Sweden, joined Dec 2011, 699 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4975 times:
Aer Lingus do reasonable one way fares across the pond.
Also, you can buy AA miles for about 2 cents a mile from their website and they are the only big airline I know of that let you use your miles for one way flights at half the cost of roundtrip flights. So right now its only 20000 miles across the Atlantic, or about $400 if you buy the miles. Also, you can use the same miles on BA or Finnair for a connection in Europe. This could get you from ORD-CPH on one airline/alliance with one connection.
Polish is only 3100 DKK one way, which is not bad and also Star Alliance. However, there is an extreme long lay-over in WAW
Would prefer taking SAS and getting the fare on Vayama. Anybody has any experience with them? What also bugs me is that you can get a ticket to LHR with SAS connection in CPH for 450 USD. That is more than 100 less than if you flew direct.
Any way of not having your suitcase checked all the way through to LHR? If you choose not to take the connecting flight, I know the suitcase will be pulled from the aircraft, but will I be able to get it?
ThreeIfByAir From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4907 times:
Vayama is showing an Iberia (operated by AA) + BA itinerary for January 15th at 469USD, routing ORD-LHR-CPH with 2h25m layover. There are several layover options available, but this is the shortest. IB4216 + BA818 are the flight numbers.
reifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4708 times:
You could try airberlin, Aer Lingus, Icelandair. You should also take a look at airlines like Air Transat (from Canada), XL Airways France, Corsairfly. Sunwing also offers sometimes good fares from Canada, but it's usually seasonal.
Depending from where you want to fly you could even take a look at Transaero via Moscow.
Kuwait flies to London, not sure if they have one way fares.
Apart from that, if you are under 25, Finnair is offering interesting youth fares for one way. AF also offers youth fares, but I'm unsure if they offer oneway.
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4354 times:
Quoting Pu (Reply 5): Also, you can buy AA miles for about 2 cents a mile from their website and they are the only big airline I know of that let you use your miles for one way flights at half the cost of roundtrip flights.
So does AF/KL.
Quoting reifel (Reply 11): Kuwait flies to London, not sure if they have one way fares.
Quoting EBGflyer (Reply 6): Any way of not having your suitcase checked all the way through to LHR? If you choose not to take the connecting flight, I know the suitcase will be pulled from the aircraft, but will I be able to get it?
Checking luggage onto an onward flight, but then purposely not showing up for the that onward flight might get you in a position where the airline might start charging you for
a) a oneway ticket into the hub airport (which often will mean a higher fare compared to a booking with an onward connection)
b) liability for delays to the aircraft as they had to pull your suitcase from the hold last minute meaning missing the landing slot at LHR (in your case).
Also there is the chance that your suitcase will be checked for explosives and you will face some local police demanding an explanation.
So if you wanna pull off such a stunt, either do not check any luggage, or be prepared to bear the consequences which can be timely and costly.
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