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Why Is One Way More Expensive Than Round Trip?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 121647 times:

My girlfriend will be going to Madrid for an exchange program. since she still doesn't have a definite return date she tried booking one way on IB website. She booked ZRH- MAD on one leg. The price turned out to be 1,113 Swiss Francs(841 USD,719 Euros)....so she tried GVA even if further from her house ...the same price for GVA-MAD. However, the round trip ticket was only 190(143$, francs for ZRH-MAD-ZRH.....
She thus tried booking with Swiss but the one leg ZRH-MAD flight was 1045(790$,675€) against 202(152$,129€) francs for round trip.


Very intrigued by that I tried to see what the difference was between GVA-JFK one way and round trip....one way costed 535 francs(325$,278€) and one way 535 francs(404$,346€)..... tried many other routes and 90%of times one way was more expensive than round trip..

I would like to know why this is the case.....after isn't it logical that we should pay more for flying more...why then is it more expensive to fly one way than round trip ?


Regards

BM


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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3762 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 121585 times:

Because they assume you are a business traveller and can afford it.
Find the cheapest return ticket and only use the outward part of it, or fly easyJet via LON.


User currently offlineAisak From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 763 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 121562 times:

It's because of fare rules

Most of legacies charges full fare (Y) for one way flights only allowing discount fares on return trips (dependind of several factors: saturday night, minimum stay, maximun stay, advance purchase....)

My advice for her is to book the cheapest return fare and if the return date is not good for her, she may simply not show up...

Also, even on deeply discounted fares, IB allows change of dates, she may want to look into it


User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 121550 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
I would like to know why this is the case.....after isn't it logical that we should pay more for flying more...why then is it more expensive to fly one way than round trip ?

I can't answer that though it is common practise on many carriers.
I can only assume it is to do with Yield Control and Revenue Management.

Quoting Richardw (Reply 1):
Because they assume you are a business traveller and can afford it.

Twaddle.

Quoting Richardw (Reply 1):
Find the cheapest return ticket and only use the outward part of it, or fly easyJet via LON.

Which is 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.

I did a goodle search on this. Here is th general consensus regarding this loophole in fare construction.

Quote:
Back-to-back ticketing—combining multiple overlapping round-trip tickets to circumvent Saturday or other overnight stay requirements
Throw-away ticketing—use of discounted round-trip excursion fares for one-way travel is also prohibited. Failure to comply with applicable fare restrictions, circumventing those restrictions, or misrepresenting your intended itinerary are all breaches of your Contract of Carriage.

7LBAC111



[Edited 2005-11-22 15:45:19]


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User currently offlineIowa744Fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 121532 times:

It is one of the means that airlines try to determine whether a traveler is flying for business or leisure. If they are flying for leisure, they will likely have certain dates that they want (and will thus book well in advance) and will want to pay the cheapest amount that they can. However, most people flying on business don't have definite dates until the last minute and airlines realize that they need to get to where they are going, hence their companies will be more willing to pay the higher fares. This is one of the main reasons why one - way tickets cost more on many carriers (but not necessarily all of them) than roundtrip tickets. This is also why you have things like 7, 14, and 21 day advanced purchase requirements (sometimes 3 too) and Saturday night stays. Many business travellers find out that they are flying at the last minute, hence the advance purchase requirements help to sort out business travellers. Also, many business people would prefer to return home at the end of the week (Thurs. or Fri.) to be with their families instead of staying through the weekend. Thus, the Saturday night stay requirement as it is another means of identifying business travellers.

Hope that this helps! You may want to look into some of the LCCs. They sometimes have lower one-way tickets. However, I am not too familiar with the smaller airports in all of Europe that they fly into, so I cannot really tell you which ones to fly and from what airport. Take care.


User currently offlineAirEuropeUK733 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 121521 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
I would like to know why this is the case.....after isn't it logical that we should pay more for flying more...why then is it more expensive to fly one way than round trip ?

Because they can? Why should a single room in a hotel be as expensive (if not more) than a double? The hotel will talk about occupancy square footage, marginal returns etc but they charge it because they can!

AE733



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User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 121486 times:

Quoting AirEuropeUK733 (Reply 5):
The hotel will talk about occupancy square footage, marginal returns etc but they charge it because they can!

Exactly. While logically what Roots is saying makes sense, that would mean fares being calculated on distance or other irrelevant factors.

MAN-LON for example, 251 miles can be the same prices as MAN-ORD on the same carrier (BD). Fare are price sesnitive and lower restricted fares aimed at stimulating a market, getting bums on seats. The airlines make no money on these.

However on OneWays, as IOWA744Fan explains quite well, the carrier is required to protect its yield. If you 'have' to travel out and don't know when you will return, you will likely have to pay a premium fare.

However, many carriers find policing such T&C viiolations to be either so time consuming or too difficult, that they abolished such restrictions on lower fares. Prime example of this being BD. Sector pricing has worked well for them, and is something other Star carriers are beginning to implement. BA are cagey on this, and have only moved to sector pricing on a small number of selected routes.

IB is totally dominant in it's market. They are able to keep fares artificially high, and have no need to protect their market with this type of pricing.

7LBAC111



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User currently offlineStargoldlhr From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 121434 times:

The old schools of airline industry pricing models depend on it.


If you sell half price one ways, then when the plane becomes full, you might buy a return on another airline instead.

where as if everyone sells returns and one flight is full your going to chose another flight with the same airline at a different time.

To discourage one ways, selling them expensive for more means you wont do this and protects revenue.

This model is slowly being broken by the new low cost carriers who base there model on a break even per flight each way, where the first tickets sold are subsidized over time by the last few seats to be sold, and approx half the plane is breakeven / average priced.

Try "Air Berlin" or "Helvetic airlines" for better deals. Also sometimes Spanair (though I dont know if they do Switzerland).



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User currently offlineORDagent From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 121399 times:

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 3):
Back-to-back ticketing—combining multiple overlapping round-trip tickets to circumvent Saturday or other overnight stay requirements
Throw-away ticketing—use of discounted round-trip excursion fares for one-way travel is also prohibited. Failure to comply with applicable fare restrictions, circumventing those restrictions, or misrepresenting your intended itinerary are all breaches of your Contract of Carriage.

Most travel agencies will NOT do this for you as if the airline recognizes the booking pattern for back to back ticketing they may issue a debit memo for two one way tickets. Best bet for back to back ticketing is to use two different carriers booked in different distribution channels. I.E. Expedia on one and Orbitz for the other. I have had clients denied boarding by the airline when the agent sees the back to back ticketing. The airlines yield management software has become extremely efficient in finding this kind of "illegal" ticketing.


User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 121377 times:

I had the same issues with Swiss and LH recently so ended up buying a return and tearing up the other half – SOOO much cheaper. BA now has one way fares that are the same as ½ the return which is great, I think because they are now competing with the likes of Easyjet, Ryanair, BMI baby etc….

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3762 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 121375 times:

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 3):
Quoting Richardw (Reply 1):
Because they assume you are a business traveller and can afford it.

Twaddle.

What is Twaddle?


User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 121342 times:

Maybe it's like buying a six-pack of beer instead of a single one (but why anyone would buy a single beer, I'll never know).  drunk  You're buying in "bulk". Many things are cheaper when purchased in bulk.

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 121340 times:

Quoting Richardw (Reply 10):
What is Twaddle?

Basically, its Bullsh*t  Wink



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User currently offline320tech From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined May 2004, 491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 121333 times:

What is Twaddle?

From Google:

Definitions of twaddle on the Web:

* baloney: pretentious or silly talk or writing

Partly it's to do with economies of scale. Why is one litre bottle of pop more than half as expensive than a two litre bottle? Because your fixed costs don't change.

Every airline wants to encourage you to return with them. If you buy a return ticket, they will give you a bit of a discount so that you do. If you only buy a one-way ticket, that tells them that you may return with someone else. They want to discourage that sort of thing.

You should be able to buy a return ticket for less, and then change the return date once you know it. There will be a charge for changing, but it would still be better than buying two one-ways.



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13754 posts, RR: 61
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 121320 times:
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One way fares tend to not be as restrictive, that's why. They seldom require an advance purchase, are usually fully refundable, and usually don't carry any fees for changes.

Discounted roundtrip fares, on the other hand, are discounted BECAUSE they carry large restrictions like nonrefundability, change fees, 7, 14, or 21 day advance purchase requirements, etc.

One ways are more expensive because you're paying for flexibility.



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User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 121282 times:

Quoting ORDagent (Reply 8):
Most travel agencies will NOT do this for you as if the airline recognizes the booking pattern for back to back ticketing they may issue a debit memo for two one way tickets

Exactly - which is why I advise against doing this under any circumstances.
Perhaps you misunderstood me?

7LBAC111



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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 121282 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 14):
One way fares tend to not be as restrictive, that's why. They seldom require an advance purchase, are usually fully refundable, and usually don't carry any fees for changes.

But does it justify such a high difference such as the IB GVA-MAD and ZRH-MAD ???



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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3762 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 121230 times:

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 15):
Perhaps you misunderstood me?

Twaddle


User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5454 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 121163 times:

Quoting Stargoldlhr (Reply 7):
The old schools of airline industry pricing models depend on it.

That's the correct answer!

Quoting 320tech (Reply 13):
Partly it's to do with economies of scale. Why is one litre bottle of pop more than half as expensive than a two litre bottle? Because your fixed costs don't change.



Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 11):
Maybe it's like buying a six-pack of beer instead of a single one (but why anyone would buy a single beer, I'll never know). You're buying in "bulk". Many things are cheaper when purchased in bulk.

Not a good analogy. A comparable example would be a one litre bottle of pop, being MORE than a two litre bottle.

In my opinion, always buy the return if it's cheaper and don't show on the return leg. No airline is ever going to prove you didn't intend to use the return flight, whether it's against terms and conditions or not.

Antiquated pricing models are one of the reasons airlines are going bankrupt.


Jimbo



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User currently offlineAirforum From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 121077 times:

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 18):
Antiquated pricing models are one of the reasons airlines are going bankrupt.

Ahhh, you must have read my mind. Very well said! Big grin

The old schools models are slowly replaced by much more modern models. An one-way ticket is just 1/2 of a returnticket. And thanks to the LCC's, legacy airlines are forced to give up the old schools way of doing business.

I've advised ppl I know so many times to buy two returntickets, and use the the first leg and the second leg of both tickets to travel to and from their destination, for instance for a Tuesday to Wednesday stay. By doing so, you're much more flexible in getting the right price for the dates of travel you prefer.

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 15):
Quoting ORDagent (Reply 8):
Most travel agencies will NOT do this for you as if the airline recognizes the booking pattern for back to back ticketing they may issue a debit memo for two one way tickets

Exactly - which is why I advise against doing this under any circumstances.
Perhaps you misunderstood me?

Talking about 'twaddle'! If these carriers are not willing to change their business models, I'm pleased to let them think about it again. I could also buy two returntickets and use both legs on both tickets. But in that case they would spend more on fuel. Using just a part of your ticket would only hurt them when they have 100 percent load factors, which would mean they could have sold two more seats.

Most legacy airlines roar with laughter when another innocent traveler buys an one-way ticket. They wish they would sell one-ways only! And T & C's or not, I don't want to be part of that foolish system. I refuse to pay sky high prices when there's a smart way to avoid it.

 biting 



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User currently offlineFiriko From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 120655 times:

I think immigiration rules must play a big part in the way airlines can sell tickets. Most countries want to see their visitors leave at some stage so there may be strict regulations against one way ticketing.

User currently offlineAirforum From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 120589 times:

Quoting Firiko (Reply 20):
I think immigiration rules must play a big part in the way airlines can sell tickets. Most countries want to see their visitors leave at some stage so there may be strict regulations against one way ticketing.

I don't think so. It's not that you can buy off these immigration rules by paying more for your ticket. Besides that, it also happens on intra-european flights like AMS-CDG or AMS-FRA. Immigration rules are not a big item on routes like these.



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User currently offlineAIRCANL1011 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 120251 times:

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 3):
Quoting Richardw (Reply 1):
Find the cheapest return ticket and only use the outward part of it, or fly easyJet via LON.

Which is 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.

How would an Airline know that you plan on not coming back? Its not like they investigate or even ask what your travel plans are. They have no way of knowing that you are not returning until you fail to show up. By then who cares if they cancel the ticket. They are not going to come looking for you like the Mob!

   OOOOOH I have to hide because the IB return flight police are after me


                    

[Edited 2005-11-22 22:34:17]


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User currently offlineIRelayer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 119871 times:

Well I think it is pretty simple...(and a lot less complicated than a lot of responses I see...e.g. "pricing models", "because they can", "fare rules", although these are also equally valid...).

It is just common sense and it is quite obvious when you think about it a little...a O/W fare is more expensive because the airlines are basically agreeing to transport you to your destination without the guarantee that you will return to where you came from or that someone else wants a O/W ticket in the opposite direction. This uncertainty creates an extra responsibility for the airline b/c they have to fill that surplus seat that in the normal case of a R/T ticket would be generating revenue but in this case is not. To make up for this, they charge a premium for the service to make up for being shortchanged on the return segment...

Take a simple example (the absurdity is used to illustrate the point):

If you owned a taxi cab, and were asked to transport someone from New York City to Miami (roughly 1,300 miles one way, 2,600 R/T, a 3-day drive there and back, realistically) would you want to do it considering that there is most likely noone in Miami that wants to go to NYC by cab at or around the particular time you arrive in Miami and drop off your passenger, thus robbing you of the ability to be paid for driving the cab BACK to NYC. Taking into account that taking a cab on such a long trip is enormously expensive and a request such as this is odd and rare enough to guarantee that it would almost always be a one-way trip, you have to look at it from the perspective of "opportunity cost". The cabbie is not only giving up the fare of the return trip (Miami to NYC), but 3-days worth of "normal" cab fare that he would have made otherwise, any additional cost of fuel, lodging, and food resulting from being away from home, the potential for getting lost or off-track, various dangers of travelling long distances, etc etc...take that absurd example and think of a seat on an airplane instead and it is pretty easy to understand.

I know when I first thought about it I said "well, it should be cheaper for them to only do half the work so the fare should be half as much" but I quickly realized the flaw in my thinking...

-IR

[Edited 2005-11-22 23:36:52]

User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 119824 times:

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 18):
Antiquated pricing models are one of the reasons airlines are going bankrupt.

 checkmark 

Quoting Airforum (Reply 19):
Ahhh, you must have read my mind. Very well said!

The old schools models are slowly replaced by much more modern models. An one-way ticket is just 1/2 of a returnticket. And thanks to the LCC's, legacy airlines are forced to give up the old schools way of doing business.

 checkmark  to the power of 2.

Quoting Airforum (Reply 19):
I've advised ppl I know so many times to buy two returntickets

Legacy carriers such as AA, NW, and DL go to great lengths and spend copious money (that they do not have) trying to track what they call fraud;



  • back-to-back ticketing - round trip tickets to get around minimum stay requirements like *requires a Saturday Night stay*

  • hidden city ticketing - example SMF-AUS is cheaper then SMF-DFW but I need to go to DFW* so I don’t check any luggage and get off there while *connecting*

  • throw-away ticketing - buying a cheap round trip but I really only need a one-way


They even flag your disAAdvantage, WorldPerks, or SkyMiles account. Then you are screwed.

* Actual case scenario because you cannot get SMF-DAL without doing the Texas Two Step because of some antiquated, anti-competitive piece of legislation that sucks up much a.net oxygen.


25 7LBAC111 : Such a mature response. Correct, they may not have 'the mob' after you, but you are purchasing this ticket on the basis of it being a return. Therefo
26 Post contains images Bond007 : Well, personally I don't think it's a good analogy (again, sorry!) If the load factors are similar for both the outbound flight, and the return fligh
27 7LBAC111 : And I think that about sums it up. Thanks for your response FlyingTexan. I knew I was on the right wavelength just couldn't find the way to articulat
28 Airforum : Many pax are business travelers indeed. But many travel occasionally. It's hard to blame them for not showing up. As for the businessman, they won't
29 Post contains links Grimey : I started a similar topic back in August http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2285020 I was looking for a DUB-PEK and ret
30 Areopagus : That taxi cab example doesn't hold water. At worst, the cabbie should charge round-trip pricing for the 1-way trip; if he then gets a paying customer
31 Post contains images 7LBAC111 : Air Forum you seem to misunderstand what I am saying. I used an example to demonstrate that policy violations CAN BE TRACED, and FlyingTexan has veri
32 Post contains images EA CO AS : For what it's worth, the majority of U.S. based carriers are changing their pricing structure to allow reasonable one-way fares, a-la LCCs like WN an
33 Post contains images MAS777 : I see your point but this did make me smile as virtually all airlines I have flown to date can't wait to 'forget' their passengers - think of this ne
34 7LBAC111 : And in Europe 7LBAC111
35 WhiteHatter : That's exactly it. The thinking behind this dates back to pre-alliance and limited route network days. The airline costs a single on the basis of fly
36 Post contains images PipoA380 : Why not try the GVA-MAD on easyjet? I bet you'll get cheap fares. For instance, on mondays: Montant total dû : 1 adulte: CHF 79.95 Cheaper than the
37 HPRamper : The legacies are much worse in this regard. I used to fly PDX-TRI on a semi-regular basis, on Northwest a round trip ticket (bought at least a month
38 Post contains images 7LBAC111 : Yeah fair enough. Of course what I meant was that the airline's internal database will not 'forget' you. Even if you don't fly for months/years, the
39 ASWISSinMAD : As a ticket agent, selling RT tickets for OW use is something I do daily, and my colleagues as well. It's sometimes the only way not to have the pax g
40 IRelayer : I'm not saying it holds water, just that it represents the traditional thinking of the airlines...E.G. to transport one person to their destination a
41 Levent : Low cost airlines started the joy of one-way ticketing, and luckily mainline carriers are following suit. They see that they´ll lose more pax otherwi
42 Post contains links CitationJet : If airlines sold paint....... http://www.netjeff.com/humor/item.cgi?file=airlinepaint.txt .
43 Schipholjfk : This is the DUMBEST example! Comparing a taxi cab to a plane is like comparing an apple to an orange. Simple answer = ticketing racket! You can be on
44 Molykote : For all the humor directed at airline pricing policies, the fare rules actually create an excellent corralation between supply and demand (as a rule).
45 IRelayer : Dude, thanks A LOT! You just indirectly caused me to spend two hours laughing hysterically at my monitor (that site has a lot of humor :P) -IR
46 OE-LDA : I recently bought a return ticket from Lufthansa's ticket counter at Dusseldorf airport. The agent was fully aware of the fact that I was going to us
47 CV747 : Some airlines assume their clients are stupid... In reality, how on earth is the airline going to know why you did not turn up! You can invent 1000 a
48 Thegooddoctor : I don't know if this is applicable to the EU arrangment - maybe someone can enlighten me. I know that when travelling to the states there is some deg
49 Richardw : Apologies for my ignorance regarding GVA-MAD on U2 Do not do this if it contravenes the airlines T & C's
50 Post contains images PipoA380 : It's quite new, only a month old Can't know it all! By the way, know that U2 is for easyjet UK. Easyjet Switzerland's code is EZS I think... But that
51 RootsAir : of course we thought about that but I wanted t oask the question regarding full fare airlines
52 Post contains images PipoA380 : I think paying 1'000 francs more just to get a coffee is not a good idea is it? best regards Philippe
53 ASWISSinMAD : Actually easyJet Switzerland is EZS/DS and easyJet UK EZY/U2. There are tons of examples where tickets via a hub is much cheaper than a ticket to the
54 Airforum : That's like claiming you are able to fly to the moon. Well, I am too, but unfortunately I don't have the right equipment and money. I have never hear
55 7LBAC111 : As a one off they probably cannot penalise you - I have never once said that. My point, which you along with others repeatedly miss, is that over mul
56 Toulouse : I disagree with this as I often do it myself. Once you use the outward flight you're fine and you'll just be a no show for the return leg. Obviously,
57 Post contains images 7LBAC111 : I'm beginning to wish I never responded to this thread I disagree with the practise too! Don't get me wrong - I was merely highlighting the risk invol
58 Post contains images Bond007 : EXACTLY .... and this is the fault of the airline for charging more for a one-way than the return. If the one-way fare was perhaps 2/3 or 3/4 of a re
59 7LBAC111 : Also kind of proves that you haven't really read my posts. I do not at any point justify nor voice approval of this policy, but I do understand why i
60 Bond007 : No, your comment definitely proves that it makes no sense. It has nothing to do whether I read your posts (which I did), or whether you approve of th
61 ASWISSinMAD : Yes. We have full rights to offload or charge a pax we believe is fraudulently using his ticket. However it is not done automatically in the case of
62 Airforum : Oh, I grasped it already after reading your first post. And actually I think we agree on this subject, considering the following quote: Well, at leas
63 RootsAir : But weren't their baggages checked in to the USA? or did they have to re check in KEF...Icerlandair could have forced the pax to check in to the USA
64 Post contains images Airforum : In the same post, CV747 says this happened with stop-overs. Would be a little strange when the airline forced pax to check in to the USA when they ha
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Why Is 747-8F More Popular Than The A380F? posted Tue Jul 21 2009 14:02:09 by WeirdLinguist
Why Are One Way Tickets More Expensive Than RT posted Sat Mar 8 2003 14:50:32 by Jhooper
Why Are One-way Tickets So Much More Expensive? posted Mon Dec 15 2003 23:53:13 by Ssides
Why Is Boeing More Expensive Than Airbus? posted Mon Sep 15 2003 05:34:06 by Ual747
B777-300: Why 50m$ More Expensive Than B747-400? posted Wed Aug 17 2005 17:13:51 by Vfw614
Single More Expensive Than Return Tickets. Why? posted Sat Jun 21 2003 22:29:48 by SAA-SAL