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Old 11-09-2005, 01:08 PM   #1
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I've been trying to find a way from Prague to Amsterday on December 29th or 30th. KLM has one-way tickets for about 15,000 CZK or $600. A two-way ticket leaving the same day costs about $200.

What's up with that? What is stopping me from buying a two-way ticket and just not taking the return flight?

Anyone done this before? Will they think I'm a terrorist and hunt me down or not sell me tickets in the future?

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A lot of times the one way tickets are more expensive which to me, doesn't really make much sense.

So there have been a couple times when I have bought a two way ticket and either didn't use the return ticket OR called the airline and extended the date. They might be willing to give you a credit to be used towards another flight, but that is more of a long shot.

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I've heard of a lot of people doing this since OW tickets can be so expensive. If you're really worried about it, you can fly from Bratislava for about 70$ but you need to get to Bratislava.
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Thanks for the super-fast response! You rock!


Just an FYI for anyone else reading this thread and contemplating not using their entire ticket: I already have a ticket from the US to prague with a layover in Frankfurt. I asked the airline people what would happen if I decided to just stay in germany and not get on the connecting flight to Prague. They informed me that when I tried to get my return flight to the US there would not be a ticket for me because by not completing the first part of my journey I would void the rest of my ticket.


I'm not very concerned about getting a credit or changing the return date because I don't expect to be in the area again for atleast a year or two. Saving that $400 difference in price is my real goal.

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hmmm, sorry to not be of more help then!

I wasn't really thinking that it was part of a connecting flight...I was more or less just talking about one round trip flight. One time it was a Toronto-Los Angeles flight and I just didn't show up for my return flight. When it was time to come home, I just bought a cheap last minute. And then more recently I had a trip from Toronto-Dallas and didn't want to return as soon as I was supposed to. So I just called the airline and told them to cancel my return date and they gave me credit that was good for a year. When I was ready to come home, I called and booked the flight with no problems at all.

Anyway good luck again!
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Benna, you answered my question perfectly the first time. I just didn't want someone to read this post at some future date and think they would be OK with skiping the middle part of their flight itinerary.

I'm very sorry to confuse anyone. Just to clarify I'm speaking about two slightly different tickets on two different airlines but both scenarios described involve using only part of a scheduled itinerary.

Ticket one is: I have a ticket that takes me from Denver to Houston to Frankfurt to Prague. Then the return flight on that ticket is from London to Denver. If I fail to take any one of those middle flights then the remainder of my ticket becomes void (according to Delta).

Ticket two is: My ticket from prague to amsterdam. Rather than buy a one-way ticket I'm gonna buy a two-way ticket but not take the return flight. From what I understand so far this would not cause any problems and would save me a lot of money.
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Benna, you answered my question perfectly the first time.* I just didn't want someone* to read this post at some future date and think they would be OK with skiping the middle part of their flight itinerary.

I'm very sorry to confuse anyone.* Just to clarify I'm speaking about two slightly different tickets on two different airlines but both scenarios described involve using only part of a scheduled itinerary.

Ticket one is:* I have a ticket that takes me from Denver to Houston to Frankfurt to Prague.* Then the return flight on that ticket is from London to Denver.* If I fail to take any one of those middle flights then the remainder of my ticket becomes void (according to Delta).

Ticket two is:* My ticket from prague to amsterdam.* Rather than buy a one-way ticket I'm gonna buy a two-way ticket but not take the return flight.* From what I understand so far this would not cause any problems and would save me a lot of money.
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GermanWings flies from Prague to Cologne/Bonn, which is about 130 miles from Amsterdam. The following itinerary is just a suggestion, and of course, you're welcome to use it or not.
GermanWings Flight 4U 773 - Leaves 29 Dec 12:45, Arrives 14:00 - Total fare, 1.927 CZK ($77 US).
Then, according to RailEurope.com, there is a train leaving Cologne at 16:18 and arriving in Amsterdam at 6:55 for a total fare of $75.

So, that makes your one-way trip only $152 (or even less if you get a better-priced rail ticket). Again, just a suggestion, and created in a fly.
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