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Two Single Flights Cheaper Than a Return, Reveals Skyscanner

Dépèche transmise le 28 septembre 2011 par Business Wire

EDINBURGH, Scotland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Purchasing a return flight to Asian destinations may not always cheaper than buying two singles with the same airline, according to the latest research by flight comparison site Skyscanner.

The research showed that on certain flights from London to Asia, massive savings were actually available for the exact same flights by simply booking two single journeys instead of the standard return fare.

This insider tip is only applicable on scheduled carriers; budget carriers’ pricing focuses only on single fares, allowing customers to ‘mix and match’ single tickets to create their desired return fares rather than having set fares.

The study found that passengers could save almost £350 per person by booking two singles to Hong Kong with Qantas, instead of the return fare with the same airline. BA customers could save a massive £430 by adopting the same procedure:

Airline   Route/date   Outward single   Inbound single   Total of 2 x single fares   Total return   Saving
Qantas London - Hong Kong,

30/11-3/12

£988 £536 £1524 £1872 £348
British Airways London - Tokyo,

27/11 -3/12

£971 £472 £1443 £1873 £430
British Airways London - Beijing,

7/11-11/11

£1040 £569 £1609 £1982 £373

All prices taken from Skyscanner.net and accurate as at 26 Sep 2011.

Gareth Williams, Skyscanner CEO said:

“Travellers are always looking for ways to get the best deal on their flights and most would assume that a return flight would offer the cheapest option, however this study shows that we shouldn’t assume anything. Whilst in most instances this is likely to be true, there are definite examples where we have proved that this is not always the case and two tickets are better than one.”

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