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hhonorman Aug 18, 05 11:33 am

Any advantage to buying 2 one-way tickets vs. one open-jaw roundtrip if cost is same
 
Is there any advantage to buying two one-way tickets vs. one open-jaw ticket if the cost is equal? All flights would be on Delta/Song.

Here's the details of the situation: I need to fly from Boston to Ft. Myers and then fly back to Boston from Ft. Lauderdale. The cost of two one-way tickets is $185.40, and the cost of an open-jaw roundtrip ticket is $185.40.

I'm just wondering if there are any advantages to booking the trip as one ticket or two tickets? If I do two one-way tickets, will I increase the chance of behind hassled by TSA? Which way would you recommend I book the trip, and why?

Any insight is greatly appreciated.

essxjay Aug 18, 05 11:43 am

Your chances of garnering the dreaded SSSS, which positions you for a most certain secondary look-see (wanding, pat-down), are vastly increased when booking one-way tickets. It's not a 100% guarantee but the probability is quite high. If the additional security entailed in your journey doesn't bother you, then flip a coin. If you want your chances increased of being left alone by the TSA, then book the open jaw.

Just MHO.

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essxjay
FT Travel Safety/Security moderator

hhonorman Aug 18, 05 11:49 am

Other than the security issues, are there any advantages or disadvantages to one type of booking vs. the other?

mbreuer Aug 18, 05 12:16 pm


Originally Posted by hhonorman
Other than the security issues, are there any advantages or disadvantages to one type of booking vs. the other?

Change fees might be doubled.


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