Unused outbound, return leg validity?

Old Apr 13, 10, 4:33 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Manchester
Programs: BAEC Blue, VS Silver
Posts: 130
Unused outbound, return leg validity?

Hi all,

Title says it all really. Can't use an outbound flight to LHR from MAN, but I would like to use the LHR-MAN return two days later. Flights are in the cheap, non-Flexi-Y bucket.

Allowed? I suspect not, but always worth checking with the experts on this forum I find
randalf is offline  
Old Apr 13, 10, 5:00 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: DUB - Ireland
Programs: EI-GCE, BD-G, BA-G, A3*G, TK*G, FB-G, HH-G, Hyatt-Dia
Posts: 8,525
I would contact the airline and ask them to put a note in your PNR to that effect. I've done this before and had only minor difficulty at the airport - and the supervisor was able to sort it out in less than a minute.
GoldCircle is offline  
Old Apr 14, 10, 2:50 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Programs: BA, Marriott & SPG, Hilton, Avis
Posts: 261
I did this a couple of times on MME-LHR when the route was still active.

I was pessimistic at first, but the call center said it would be fine and agents at both MME and LHR indicated it would be fine - and it was!

Each was booked as a return trip via flybmi.com and in low non-flex fare classes.
howbigmassive is offline  
Old Apr 14, 10, 4:59 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: London, England
Programs: BA Silver
Posts: 3,724
As bmi have one way pricing on this route and a return ticket is effectively 2x one way tickets, there is no problem using the return if the outbound is not taken. Problems occur where the fare is constructed as a round trip like you get with most long haul trips. There you would have a problem.
Jetstreamer is offline  
Old Apr 14, 10, 7:46 am
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Manchester
Programs: BAEC Blue, VS Silver
Posts: 130
Excellent, thanks for the information everyone. A call to the ICC has indeed confirmed it won't be a problem and a note has been added against the booking.
randalf is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread