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Travel hack: buy a return ticket to save money

Summary: This is a savvy way of saving money on air travel. Just use the tickets you need.

We've included everything you need to know about:
a) Booking a cheaper round-trip ticket instead of a one-way flight, or
b) Booking two return itineraries for just one trip.

Can I use the return ticket?
Yes, all flights are yours to be used. However, you cannot choose the return date because it’s generated automatically to give you the best price. The return date might also be subject to change. Baggage, seating, and other extras will need to be added manually. Please note that we do not guarantee that the return flight will be available once your itinerary is confirmed. The departure date of the return flight might also change before we confirm your itinerary.
If you decide to use the return ticket, please contact us. We will need to check you in for the flight. 
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What if I don't use the return ticket?

Airlines are used to passengers missing their flights, and it's your right to use the return flight or not.

What about the Terms & Conditions of the airlines?
This practice may violate the T&Cs of some airlines. You should read the T&Cs of the specific airline before making your booking.

Should I be worried about the airline’s T&Cs?
There’s little that the airline can do to enforce their T&Cs after you’ve flown the first leg. In theory, the next time you book with them, they could ask you to pay for the amount saved on the trip. 

What about my air miles?
You'll probably still earn frequent flyer points for the segments used. In extreme cases, the airline may choose to freeze your mileage program if they think you didn’t plan on using the return.

Will my seat be empty?
Many flights have waiting lists for passengers desperate to fly. If you don't show up for your flight, your seat may be given to someone on that waiting list.

Can I cancel or change my return ticket?
In some cases, yes. The cancellation or flight change rules are governed by the specific airline's T&Cs. 

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