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  1. janeblogs

    I seem to spend a fortune on change fees on international flights which is both annoying and expensive. Mostly with One World airlines. So, I am wondering if switching to one way flights might be a better option. Unfortunately very often, it appears that one way fares are more expensive which of course cancels out the original change fee problem. Any suggestions on this issue? Thanks.

  2. rickyw

    What typically prompts your need to change? Anything that would be covered by travel insurance?

  3. janeblogs

    Nice thought [USER=1436]@rickyw[/USER] but unfortunately it is usually just my inability to stick with the original plan. I travel so much that when I ‘want to go, I want to go’ which is why I was wondering about the potential of buying one way fares. However, one way fares, certainly originating out of Australia and other major ports seem to be double the cost of return fares so on that basis are just not feasible.

  4. rickyw

    Using points would help? Most programs charge half the cost of a round-trip, and also have more flexibility to change.

    But yes, when paying cash, buying a one-way ticket is typically going to be much more expensive and unavoidable. The only airline I can think with consistent, reasonable one-way international fares is TAP Portugal. Which probably doesn’t help you in Australia 🙂

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