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#262220 10-Jan-2020 21:54
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I’m sure this principle must have been discussed here but can’t readily find discussions.

 

My wife and I need to fly one way from Manchester, UK, to Split, Croatia, in May this year. One-way flights are priced around $550 pp. However, if I look at return flights and put in a fictitious return date, the return prices are around $450 pp.

 

Is there any reason why we shouldn’t book two return flights - then just fail to show up for the return to MAN?





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  #2389954 11-Jan-2020 02:04
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That's a variant on getting a cheaper flight to X by booking something that goes via X and not flying the last leg, you can do it OK but don't make a habit of it or the airlines will start getting upset with you. It'd also be courteous to call them and say you can't make the return flight for $reasons, so they can release the booking.

 
 
 
 




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neb: That's a variant on getting a cheaper flight to X by booking something that goes via X and not flying the last leg, you can do it OK but don't make a habit of it or the airlines will start getting upset with you. It'd also be courteous to call them and say you can't make the return flight for $reasons, so they can release the booking.

 

Thanks - I knew I had seen something along these lines on here - and it was this variation.





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  #2389959 11-Jan-2020 06:09
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Just don’t make the mistake of booking a return flight from Split to Manchester and skipping the first leg. Some airline will cancel the return flight if you miss the outbound flight.

Other than that it’s very common practise is Europe.

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eracode:

 

I’m sure this principle must have been discussed here but can’t readily find discussions.

 

My wife and I need to fly one way from Manchester, UK, to Split, Croatia, in May this year. One-way flights are priced around $550 pp. However, if I look at return flights and put in a fictitious return date, the return prices are around $450 pp.

 

Is there any reason why we shouldn’t book two return flights - then just fail to show up for the return to MAN?

 

 

This is something I used to do occasionally when I lived in Europe. Sometimes 2 return flights (4 individual flights) were cheaper than 2 one way... so why not. Not illegal to miss a flight haha. 


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surfisup1000:

 

eracode:

 

I’m sure this principle must have been discussed here but can’t readily find discussions.

 

My wife and I need to fly one way from Manchester, UK, to Split, Croatia, in May this year. One-way flights are priced around $550 pp. However, if I look at return flights and put in a fictitious return date, the return prices are around $450 pp.

 

Is there any reason why we shouldn’t book two return flights - then just fail to show up for the return to MAN?

 

 

This is something I used to do occasionally when I lived in Europe. Sometimes 2 return flights (4 individual flights) were cheaper than 2 one way... so why not. Not illegal to miss a flight haha. 

 

 

 

 

Don't think it was so much as being a legality issue, more than "will they bar me from flying with them" - but either way, probably not, since it's common practice for airlines to over-sell flights, with the expectation that a percentage of people won't make the flight. Works for them most of the time, but sometimes not.

 

Worst case, they end up with double the money.. don't think they're too worried. They must make a killing off missed flights haha.






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