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Full refundable ticket for "onward flight required"

Old Apr 16, 19, 8:44 am
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Full refundable ticket for "onward flight required"

Didn't know where to post this, so sorry for that.

I've purchased a 1 way ticket for my daughter Houston to Cebu(Philippines). She's born in the PI, but is holding a US passport (only) so I'm concerned that the airline and/or PI Immigration my ask for a return ticket. I've had issues with ticket agents and PI immigration regarding the same issue. One never knows, depending on ticket counter agents and depending on how the immigration agent is feeling that day. At 13, I don't want her to have to deal with any issues.

I'd like to buy a fully refundable ticket for her so I can get my money back on the unused ticket. I don't want to make any mistakes and have seen varying opinions here as to whether this is possible, with which carriers, etc...

Please advise. Which carrier to buy from departing CEB (destination does not matter)? How to ensure a fully refundable ticket?
Can I get a refund without the physical ticket if I buy for her with my Bank of America travel rewards card? or is there a better way? She does not have mileage, but I do, on Delta.

Thanks,
Allen
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Old Apr 16, 19, 9:37 pm
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A throwaway ticket on the cheapest route you can find may be simpler, even though there is a cost involved. There are also fake ticket generators if you want to risk that.
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Old Apr 16, 19, 9:41 pm
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Originally Posted by ft101 View Post
A throwaway ticket on the cheapest route you can find may be simpler, even though there is a cost involved. There are also fake ticket generators if you want to risk that.
Agree, You can buy a CEB-SIN ticket for $40.

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Old Apr 16, 19, 9:43 pm
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Don't forget that she must be admissible with her travel documents to the next destination. (For example, a ticket to a place that requires a visa in advance would not work unless she has that visa.) There could even in principle be a further hassle if the next destination requires an onward ticket for admission......
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Old Apr 16, 19, 9:43 pm
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Originally Posted by ft101 View Post
A throwaway ticket on the cheapest route you can find may be simpler, even though there is a cost involved. There are also fake ticket generators if you want to risk that.
Don't even think of trying a fake ticket for a kid traveling alone.
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Old Apr 16, 19, 10:15 pm
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When/is she returning to the US? Or wherever she is traveling next - is she planning on staying there indefinitely?
The issue usually is that the airline wants to make sure the person is admissible to the country (eg won't exceed whatever time limit for visitors without a special visa).
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Old Apr 17, 19, 1:01 am
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A refundable, onward/return ticket to a destination where the person doesn't require a visa to enter and has prima facie evidence of admissibility -- probably meaning US passport and a bank card with enough means to buy a refundable ticket onward/return home -- is generally more than sufficient and would generally work just fine.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 1:08 am
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Originally Posted by estnet View Post
When/is she returning to the US? Or wherever she is traveling next - is she planning on staying there indefinitely?
The issue usually is that the airline wants to make sure the person is admissible to the country (eg won't exceed whatever time limit for visitors without a special visa).
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A refundable, onward/return ticket to a destination where the person doesn't require a visa to enter and has prima facie evidence of admissibility -- probably meaning US passport and a bank card with enough means to buy a refundable ticket onward/return home -- is generally more than sufficient and would generally work just fine.
In other word, at the minimum (and the safest), your daughter should have a ticket for MNL-GUM.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 1:57 am
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
In other word, at the minimum (and the safest), your daughter should have a ticket for MNL-GUM.
A MNL-BKK or MNL-SIN ticket would generally work out for being safe for travel to MNL on a US passport.
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