planenutz
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One-way Flights In Europe

Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:04 pm

I have a question for those are familair with airtravel on the other side of the pond.
In the USA most one-way tickets are subject to the "SSSS-check" at security. I understand that this is changing though, and soon it won't be criteria for heightened scrutiny at the security checkpoint.

Is it the same for flights in Europe? I'll be traveling throughout the continenet in November, and rather than booking a bunch of roundtrips, I thought it would be much easier to just book one-ways. However, as I'm on a tight schedule I don't want to have to be concerned about potential lengthy delays because of a more intense security check each time a have to board a plane.

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Joost
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RE: One-way Flights In Europe

Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:18 pm

Quoting Planenutz (Thread starter):
Is it the same for flights in Europe?

No. Never heard of it, never experienced it, though often flying one-ways in Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, UK, etc.
 
nickbbu
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RE: One-way Flights In Europe

Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:26 pm

Quoting Planenutz (Thread starter):
Is it the same for flights in Europe?

Don't worry, there are no extra security checks for one-way tickets in Europe, unlike the US... Even though I bought a bunch of one-way tickets there and I didn't experience any lengthy checks.

Have a nice trip to Europe!

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Deguoren
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RE: One-way Flights In Europe

Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:50 pm

No, LCC usually don't even sell RT tickets - e.g. booking at AB you can book two oneways at any time because there's no discount for booking a RT.
Moreover, there's nothing like a SSSS-Check in Europe ...

[Edited 2007-07-16 11:02:28]
 
Tristarsteve
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RE: One-way Flights In Europe

Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:46 pm

To go through security in Europe into the departure lounge you need a valid boarding card, or equivalent. All security check is that you have one. They don't look at your ticket or booking or anything else.
 
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RE: One-way Flights In Europe

Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:21 pm

I've booked many one way tickets in the US and never experienced the SSSS treatment. You certainly won't have any problems in Europe as most airlines now sell one way tickets and construct roundtrip tickets by combining the oneway cost (as it should be).
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airlineaddict
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RE: One-way Flights In Europe

Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:07 pm

Family and I traveled on one-ways on easyjet Dec 2006 - Jan 2007. No extra security on departure.
 
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RE: One-way Flights In Europe

Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:18 pm

Quoting Planenutz (Thread starter):
I'll be traveling throughout the continenet in November, and rather than booking a bunch of roundtrips, I thought it would be much easier to just book one-ways.

Are you sure this won't cost you a whole lot more than roundtrips or 'continuations'?

Quoting Planenutz (Thread starter):
In the USA most one-way tickets are subject to the "SSSS-check" at security.

I've heard this before but it never happened to me although I've done a lot of one-ways in the US.
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