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Combine 2 one-way Delta awards to avoid high taxes on flights from Europe?

Combine 2 one-way Delta awards to avoid high taxes on flights from Europe?

  1. SeattleTodd

    Hi there,

    I recently booked 2 one-way award tickets for my husband and me to fly from Seattle to Europe on Delta (SEA->LHR for him, SEA->PDX->AMS->EDI for me). We’re going to fly home together from Berlin, but booking one-way awards from TXL->SEA comes with a hefty departure tax. If I had booked round-trip tickets, the taxes would have been far less, but it was imperative to grab the cheap mileage tickets right when the dates became bookable; waiting until the return dates are bookable would have meant we’d lose the cheaper tickets.

    I assume the answer is a resounding no, but is there anything Delta will do to help me out in this case? Is this just the “price” you pay for grabbing the outbound tickets at the lowest possible mileage level when the dates are bookable? It’s a hard pill to swallow….

    Thanks,
    Todd

  2. Anonymous

    @Todd — Nope, though for future reference, you can pay the $150 to change the outbound one-way ticket into a roundtrip. You’ll generally still come out ahead.

  3. SeattleTodd

    [QUOTE=”Tiffany, post: 7789, member: 7″]@Todd — Nope, though for future reference, you can pay the $150 to change the outbound one-way ticket into a roundtrip. You’ll generally still come out ahead.[/QUOTE]

    Hi Tiffany,

    Thanks for your reply. In order to do that, wouldn’t the outbound one-way flight need to be currently available at the original mileage? Say it was 62.5K miles when booked, but at the time the return flights are bookable the desired routing now requires 105K miles; I assumed Delta wouldn’t honor the original 62.5K miles cost. Am I wrong?

    Thanks,
    Todd

  4. Anonymous

    You wouldn’t be changing anything about the original itinerary, so it shouldn’t reprice.

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