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Why Book A Return Ticket?

Return Ticket

Of course I'm going to buy a return ticket rather than one way ticket. Because flying one-way with many of the major carriers is normally far more expensive than half of a return due to the way airlines price flights (not as unusual as you might think!). And if you spend a lot of time reading up on the visa/entry requirements for countries around the world as I do, you’ll realize that a high percentage of countries do require tourists to have a return ticket in order to be granted entry.

Of course I like to have my return ticket with an open return date because I'm flexible. I don't have to fit in with the date of return, which I initially appointed when purchasing a return ticket. Especially if I plan a longer stay and I don't know exactly when I'll be back.

Of course flexible return tickets are VERY expensive and the longer the ticket is open, the more expensive it will be. So next option is to book the flight back way past the intended return date but close enough so that I'm not indicating to an immigration officer that I will overstay my visa requirements. Then I'll just buy a new ticket to get back home instead of using my old one.

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Sounds like a hell lot of hassle and money? I know. That's why I use returnflightonwardtravel.com!

I don't have to spend a helluva lot of money for a return ticket that most probably won't be use. Or buy a flexible/open return ticket where I have to pay additional fee for every changes I make.

How much money I spend? Only $9.99! Now, this may sound a little shady to you.

The $9.99 you're paying is basically just a deposit so you can't actually use the flight but the ticket is enough for the purpose of showing proof of onward travel and it's cheaper than paying for an actual flight which you are not going to use.

I have been using them after that incident and it works all the time without any problems.

You can also get it for for as low as $3.99 or FREE!

Returnflightonwardtravel.com wish you bon voyage!

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The Reality Of Onward Ticket

The Experience (Why need an Onward Ticket)

After having visited Europe, you plan to visit South East Asia. And while you enjoyed every single minute in Italy, Paris, and Spain, you're more than ready to explore the vast culture and beaches of Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand.

You eagerly hand over your passport and ticket at the check in counter. At that point, clear visions of white beaches and blue skies slowly begin to materialize in your head.  You remain in that blissful trance, right up until the moment you hear the airline agent say…

“Can I please see your proof of onward ticket?”

You stand there, confused. Only thing you can say is "what?"

“We cannot let you board your flight without proof that you will come back.”

After trying to beg the airline agent without success, the visions in your head are now replaced of a plane taking off without you.

Perhaps you’ve experienced the same thing, I know I have. As dealing with the issue of onward flight tickets is something that many travelers whose travel plans are open-ended and therefore doesn’t involve any onward flights.

The Solution

In order to avoid a similar situation, I now make sure that I’m always prepared. But that doesn’t mean that I’m purchasing roundtrip tickets all of the time. Instead, I "rent" a return ticket.

While some might think this is a bit ‘questionable’, it is a workaround that saves me a great deal of money and hassle by eliminating the fear involved with hearing those dreaded words – ‘where’s your onward ticket?

Here's how I do it:

  1. On your computer or phone (yes, you can do it even with phone), search returnflightonwardtravel.com.
  2. Once you're in the website, click Create Itinerary. This where you fill up your information- name, departing and arrival airport, and depart date.
  3.  Click Find Flights. And you will see all the available flights and airlines. see photo below
  4.  Now there are three choices:
    • FREE return ticket. Where you will have put all the flight information for one of the suitable flights, including the flight #, dates/times, duration, total miles of the itinerary, airline and type of aircraft.
    • Fake return ticket for only $3.99. Where you only put your personal information and we will find all the available flights and airline for you.
    • Rental return ticker for only $9.99. The process is the same with the second option except it's a legit airline ticket.
  5. Once you've chosen what ticket to get and paid for the corresponding fee, they will send you a confirmatory ticket and you'll be good to go.

And when an airline check-in staff or even an immigration officer, asks for proof of your onward ticket, simply hand over your confirmation and you’ll quickly be on your way.

Can I really guarantee the success of the first two options? Nope. So you’ll have to use it at your own risk. However, it’s worked for me each and every time.

 

 

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Fake Return Flight Ticket

Stuck at airport

Return flight help

Fake Return Flight Ticket

One-way ticket with no return date and location to end your journey seemed like a dream, until it turned into a nightmare.

Imagine this, you’re planning a trip to Asia and was uber excited about the thought of surfing, hiking, snorkeling, and all those colorful fruity drinks with little umbrellas while poolside lounging, cute boys in tight board shorts and azure waters lapping on your skin.

Then you went to the airport and boom!

You’ve just experienced a traveler’s worst nightmare:

  • They wont let you travel.

or much much worst

  • Getting denied entry into a country of your destination and having to fly back home on the same flight you came over on.

And all of that just because you didn’t have a return ticket.

Cue the tears.

Now, you have two choices to get a return ticket:

  • Book a flexible return ticket where you can change the flight back from the beginning but it will also be more expensive.

Or

  • Book a roundtrip ticket but then again, you’re not sure when you’re coming back home and there’s a possibility that that return ticket which you paid FULL price will just go to waste.

You also have to consider the fact that some airlines don't like it when you drop tickets (legs or entire flights) because it's cheaper for you. As a result, not turning up can be held against you and any frequent flyer program that you might hold with them.

Talk about airport problems.

Though, I don't know of anyone personally that's had theirs cancelled or penalised, but have seen it mentioned frequently elsewhere online. Not a big deal, but better to avoid it when you can, right?

What if I tell you that you don’t have to buy an expensive flexible return ticket or pay full price for a ticket that you probably wont use anyway?

What I am talking about is renting a return ticket for 24hrs or more depends on how long you will need it!

Yes, you read that right.

You can get a return ticket for only $9.99 for 24hrs or FREE!

How to get that return ticket?

Where to get that return ticket?

Click here!

 

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My First Trip Outside The Country Alone

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Singapore and it's city lights and skyscrapers

I never enjoyed flying. Sitting in a cramp cylindrical tube for hours, constrained to small seats, scrunched up with strangers is not my cup of tea.

I was super excited for this specific flight though because it will be my first trip abroad. And I'm traveling alone!

I was going to Singapore to visit a friend. I didn't know what documents to bring since it was my first time with international flight. All I have is my one-way ticket to Singapore, passport and an invitation letter that my friend sent me.

On the day of my flight, I came to the airport 4 hours early. Did I tell you I was excited?

I was the very first one to check-in. Paid the travel tax and terminal fee. Everything was smooth until I went to the immigration. I was subjected to a series of questions.

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Question #1: Are you traveling alone? I said yes with a hint of pride in my voice.

Question #2: What are you going to do in Singapore? I told him for vacation and yes, still with pride.

Question #3: How long are you going to stay? I said I'm not sure yet because I was thinking of visiting Kuala Lumpur after since it’s only 6 hours by bus from Singapore.

And the most dreaded question: So you don’t have a return ticket?

It all went downhill from there.

The agent gave me a long piece of paper with personal questions that I have to answer. Questions like:

  • Who is my sponsor?
  • Who is paying for my trip?
  • How much have I already spent for the trip?
  • How much money do I have in cash?

Another agent asked me to go with him inside an office to be interviewed after I answered the papers. To say I was nervous is an understatement. They told me they wont let me travel unless I can give them proof that I am going back or that I have any reason to go back. The thing is, I did not bring with me my leave form or my company ID.

I ended up buying a return ticket four times more expensive than my promo ticket to Singapore.

Without hesitation I rush off to immigration, through security and towards my gate, arriving with only a few minutes to spare. As soon as I buckle my seat belt and settle into my window seat, I lean my head back, wipe the sweat from my forehead and take a deep breath. I'm on my way to Singapore.

While on the plane, I got to chat for a little with my seatmate who I found out was a backpacker and has been traveling for six months now. I ended up telling him what happened to me in the immigration.And that’s when he told me about this site called returnflightonwardtravel.com where you can basically rent a ticket for only $9.99! Waaaay less than what I paid for my ticket.

From now on, whenever I travel with no itinerary, I used the site to get a return ticket. It was a lesson learned the hard way.

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Airport Problems That Make The Vacation A Nightmare

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Airport

There are many aspects of travel that could go wrong- bad accomodation, bad weather, getting sick, getting ripped off by locals. But that's all during the vacation. What about before that? Example, airports. Yup, airports.

Cancelled flights, long stopovers, lost baggages, airport security giving you a hard time, long line in costums. Really, i could go on forever.

Here are some very frustrating airport problems I've encountered on my trip to Bali, Indonesia.

Delayed flights

Three hours delayed

Long delayed flights.

I am from Philippines. I live in an island called Bohol, it is located beside Cebu City where the nearest international airport is. To get to Cebu, I have to take a ferry which will take 2 hours of my life. No big deal though if you're promised of paradise at the end.

I arrived in Cebu 4 hours ahead of my flight. I knew things were a bit off because I've gotten a few emails indicating delays and plane switches.

Then it begins.

The flight is delayed for an hour, then two, then three. I have a connecting flight in Singapore and I rather not miss it so I jog over to customer care and cue second problem..

Long line in costumer care.

Waiting in line

Line for costumer care

After standing for 40 minutes in line, it's finally my turn. I tried all options- different flight, different airline, different arrival airport etc. The agent typed frantically and luckily enough we found another flight which won't leave for the next 2 hours but I booked a much later flight. Just to be on the safer side with all of flight delays.

I arrived in Singapore almost 4 hours later than our expected arrival. But all is good. I got enough time to spare so I decided to walk around the airport and look at the shops since it's still too early for check-in. 

Feeling positive about the trip and excited to be in Bali. Nothing can put me down! Or so I thought, until I went to check-in.

I got denied entry of the country!

Denied entry

Stucked in the airport

Yes, that's right. My dream vacation is o-v-e-r.

Apparently, I need a return ticket to Philippines. It's an airport protocol to make sure I wont stay more than 30 days which is the allowed length of stay in Indonesia.

Now I am stucked at the airport with two options:

  • Get a return ticket which will be three times as expensive as my one way ticket to Bali

Or

  • Go back home

I was on the verge of crying. All that 2 hour ferry ride, 3 hours flight delayed, changes of flight schedules and now to this.

I sat for 30 minutes staring at nothing until I came back to my senses. Going home is never an option for me! I have to do something. So I search the internet for any alternative and there I saw, the light at the end of the tunnel. I kid you not. Said light is called returnflightonwardtravel.com.

I was able to purchase a return ticket for just $9.99!

I was doubtful at first if it's really legit because really, $9.99 for a ticket?! But hey, beggars cant be choosers right? I'll take whatever I can get at this point. So I took the risk.

After I took a screenshot of the flight confirmation they emailed me, I went to check-in again. And wallah, it worked!! 3 hours later I'm in Bali, lounging in the beach while sipping piña colada.

Lounging in the pool

Finally in Paradise

Lesson of the story:

Always book a roundtrip ticket. And if you're not sure when you're coming back, book at returnflightonwardtravel.com.