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.


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

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! wish you bon voyage!

return flight onward travel

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.


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 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.