ushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2888 posts, RR: 18 Reply 1, posted (5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1161 times:
Quoting airliner371 (Thread starter): Why do the legacy carriers show the roundtrip fares as soon as flight options appear? Wouldn't it look better to have the cheaper one way fare? I am interested because AA is now doing this. Thanks!
Because oftentimes the one way fares are higher. Especially when travelling internationally.
EricAY05 From Finland, joined Sep 2010, 77 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1066 times:
I think what (s)he meant was roundtrip prices showing as two separate numbers. Like if my rt flight costs $500, I first choose a $280 outbound leg and then a $220 return leg. If I would like to purchase a one-way flight however, neither of these numbers would be this low.
To the question, I think airlines around the world have lately tried to mislead their customers less and less (like including taxes in the advertised prices instead of "+tax"). A total price visible right away is certainly less misleading than constructing your total fare from two or more parts.
Quokkas From Australia, joined Jan 2012, 1355 posts, RR: 9 Reply 3, posted (5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1045 times:
I admit to being confused by the question. Don't most airlines (and even third party consolidators) allow you to specify before entering the origin, destination and dates, whether you want a round trip, one way or multiple sectors (including possible stopovers)?
Specify return and it will bring up options for return flights. Specify one way and the results will be one way fares. Wouldn't the results shown be based on that initial input?
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srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 16888 posts, RR: 51 Reply 4, posted (5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1042 times:
First off, the majority of passengers are buying round trip tickets as opposed to a one way, so it makes more sense to display a RT price as opposed to a OW price. On Delta.com, they show the RT prices as "from" $XXX (which is generally the cheapest possible fare) as depending upon the flights selected, the price may be that price or it may be higher.