Lufthansa one-way prices

Dec 4th, 2013, 06:39 AM
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Lufthansa one-way prices

I need a one way flight KRK-NCE. Lufthansa has the most convenient schedule for me but their one-way fare is triple the R/T.

I know people buy R/T and just throw away the return.

Do folks really do this and what are the chances Lufthansa will catch it and charge me the more expensive fare?

My alternative is easyjet but it's a much longer more complicated connection.

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Dec 4th, 2013, 07:09 AM
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"Throw-away ticketing" is a common practice. Yes, it's against the airline's rules and the "contract of carriage" that you agree to (implicitly) when buying a ticket, but it's highly unlikely they'll come after you as long as you don't make a practice of it. You had a flat tire on the way to the airport, right?
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Dec 4th, 2013, 10:15 AM
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You don't "throw away" the 2nd half, you call them a day before, tell them you are sick and need to cancel. They'll be happy that they can re-sell the seat.
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Dec 4th, 2013, 12:45 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

A question...if I call to cancel, won't they then charge me the one-way fare???
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Dec 4th, 2013, 12:49 PM
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No, I think they will tell you there is some minor value left to your ticket if you want to call back and rebook at a later date.

There is no way they could back-charge you the one-way fare, what would they do if you'd cancelled that credit card in the meantime?
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Dec 4th, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Also can you change your dates? I notice some days Easyjet is not complicated at all, Krakow to Paris then Paris to Nice. try booking.skypicker.com
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Dec 4th, 2013, 02:43 PM
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I'd never phone an airline and tell them I'm sick. They'll offer to reschedule your flight but will add a service charge. Read the fare rules for the round-trip ticket to see what the change/cancellation penalties are.

They'll be happy that they can re-sell the seat.

They already have. It's called "deliberate overbooking" because they know statistically that some (small) percentage of flyers won't show up.

Will they come after your credit card? Again, nobody can say anything for certain, but if it's an isolated instance then the odds are astronomically not. If you do it repeatedly, then they might not try to get you to pay more but they can go after your frequent flyer miles, which actually belong to the airline and not you, according to the T&Cs.
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Dec 4th, 2013, 02:56 PM
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>>A question...if I call to cancel, won't they then charge me the one-way fare???<<

Folks who 'eat' their return journey don't tell the airline. They just don't show up.

If you are buying a R-T ticket and plan on only using the outbound segment . . . do not notify the airline . . .
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Dec 4th, 2013, 03:19 PM
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Thanks for all the input....a VERY helpful discussion.
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