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PlanesWhen One-Ways are Better
Usually, it makes sense to book roundtrip flights when you can—but not always, like if you’re booking flights and you aren’t completely sure of your plans. If there’s a chance that you might not take your outbound flight but you’re positive you’ll take your return, consider booking two one-way tickets instead of a roundtrip. It’s usually the same price, and it will ensure that if you miss/skip the outbound, you won’t lose your return ticket as well (as that’s how the airlines operate).



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4 Comments On "Travel Tip of the Day: When One-Ways are Better"
  1. Adrienne Iacono|

    That does now always work. I tried to book a 1way on United to take a repositioning cruise back after spending time in Italy. The 1way fare was 2Xs the price of the round trip. I even called United an received the same answer.

    1. Hundredbacklinks

      True! I should’ve noted it doesn’t work for most international itineraries — especially Europe.

  2. shar|

    We only book one-ways…sometimes with different airlines, simply because it’s easier, and we can cherry-pick times, airlines, etc. I cannot remember the last time I booked a round trip ticket.

  3. Rhodes|

    I can’t agree with this, as it does not work all the time. Some times round trip fare equals to the one way fare. But it all depends the time and season.