One way tickets $$$ Why?

Jan 28th, 2006, 03:27 PM
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One way tickets $$$ Why?

I'm looking at a one way ticket in March from Columbus, OH to Rochester NY. (Northewest Air)

It is $143 more than the round trip. What to do???

Thanks for ideas.
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Jan 28th, 2006, 03:32 PM
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Buy the round trip and just don't use the other half.

I don't know if Southwest flies that route, but that's another option. You can buy one way and it's not more expensive.
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Jan 28th, 2006, 03:58 PM
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Southwest doesn't go that route but AirTran has cheap 1-way fares from Dayton OH to Rochester via Baltimore (stopover).
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Jan 29th, 2006, 04:43 AM
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Columbus to Rochester isn't that far, have you though about driving?
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Jan 29th, 2006, 06:05 AM
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I agree with buying a cheaper R/T ticket and simply discarding the unused portion. Technically, the airlines would like you to think it is "illegal" but there is absolutely nothing they can do about it. If they really wanted people not to do this they would lower the one-way fares!!!

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Jan 29th, 2006, 09:33 AM
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I can see one-way flights on United CMH-ROC for $188, also $160 or so to Buffalo.

Increasingly the legacy airlines are offering one-way fares that are not prohibitively priced. Northwest will probably be the last airline to do so since their management (snide comment follows) probably doesn't like to pay attention to what other airlines are doing to get out of bankruptcy rather than get in.
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Jan 29th, 2006, 12:23 PM
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Southwest flies out of Buffalo, and they charge per segement, so there's no extra charge for one way travel. Just one of the many wonderful policies Southwest has.
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