In my experience, finding a low one-way fare with a full-frills carrier has not been so difficult. I had to fly ORD
in July 2003 and was able to find a one-way ticket with AM
for less than U.S.$290 all taxes and charges included. I guess I found this because I kept checking AM
's website every few days in the Fare-Savers section and because AM
was offering quite low fares to ORD
and back because of AA
's intense competition. Almost one year later, in June 2004, I had to fly LON-BRU
and I found an incredible GBP35 fare (again, all taxes and charges included) in SN
's website flying out of LHR
. I guess this time I had luck because I booked a lot of time in advance and because I chose the Sunday 6:50 A.M. flight.
On the other hand, LCC's do not price their tickets based on round-trips, so if you look for one-way LCC fares in advance, you can find extremely attractive fares.
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