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uncool
11-12-2009, 09:45 AM
Looking at traveling to WDW in mid January and am finding it difficult to get a good combo of flight times and cost from choosing Round Trips.

I can get close to what I want by buying two one-way tickets on two different airlines.

Any issues with this plan?

cranbiz
11-12-2009, 10:06 AM
Yup, done that a lot.

No problems, no extra security just $$$ savings.

It's not such a big deal anymore as carriers like SW, JB etc sell one way tickets, all your RT tickets on them are actually 2 one way tickets.

PoohsFan1
11-12-2009, 10:17 AM
We are actually doing this on our upcoming December trip. We originally were going to fly AirTran round trip, but a couple of weeks ago they decided to cancel our flight home and bump us to a flight that was leaving super early in the morning, our original flight home was at 8pm :sad2:. When I called they said that we could get that flight refunded so we can go to another carrier. Now we are flying AirTran to MCO and then AA on the way home.

ldo
11-12-2009, 10:29 AM
got a great fare down for Christmas on USAir, then waited for SW to open return flight back. For a family of 5, it saved us at least $500. And, I always book SW tickets as 2 one ways--so that if fare goes down on one leg, I can make an easy switch.
Only downside is if you needed to change/cancel your flights---most airlines charge $100 change fee and that would be for each one way ticket vs. a RT would only have one $100 charge.

CPT Tripss
11-12-2009, 10:42 AM
got a great fare down for Christmas on USAir, then waited for SW to open return flight back. For a family of 5, it saved us at least $500. And, I always book SW tickets as 2 one ways--so that if fare goes down on one leg, I can make an easy switch.Only downside is if you needed to change/cancel your flights---most airlines charge $100 change fee and that would be for each one way ticket vs. a RT would only have one $100 charge.

Two one ways on SW is always a wise move. Just want to add that SW does not charge a fee to make a change or to take advantage of a fare decrease.

n2mm
11-12-2009, 11:16 AM
Always!

goofy4tink
11-12-2009, 12:11 PM
I haven't booked r/t flights in years. In fact, I sometimes book with two different airlines. If I'm flying solo, and my dh is picking me up at the airport, I will sometimes use two different airlines at different airports.

shoes99
11-12-2009, 01:59 PM
We switch between Jet Blue and Continental out of EWR depending on fares. No problems..

DVC Grammy
11-12-2009, 03:13 PM
I have been doing just that for the last few years.......SW to MCO and JB back home. Not only have I been lucky to save some $$, but the flight times work out better for me, too! :thumbsup2
Also, since I generally check only one bag, I don't pay a luggage fee either! :banana:

TaraPA
11-12-2009, 03:28 PM
Absolutely! We're leaving tomorrow morning on Continental to Disney, coming home on Delta.