As more countries crack down on illegal immigration, one-way airfares are becoming a big talking point.
Many travellers were accustomed to flying into countries on a one-way ticket, then buying a fare for the next leg of their journey later.
Often they needed to show an itinerary or proof of funds in the bank before they were allowed in.
However one-way fares, increasingly, have come under scrutiny as countries move to prevent people ‘over-staying’.
There have been reports of some airlines refusing to board people with one way tickets to certain countries – and of customs refusing entry on arrival.
This has particularly affected Travel Influencers and digital nomads who are often flown from country to country for years at a time.
A entire industry had grown up offering cheap one-way airfares primarily for these people.
But, as countries cracked down, there were many stories of nomads side-stepping regulations by buying online refundable return tickets — and seeking a refund of the cost as soon as they passed through immigration.
No matter how you look at this practice, in essence, it is misleading – and we wouldn’t do it.
And. it ’s a similar situation with websites like onewayfly.com which appear to charge a fee for renting travellers a return ticket.
We gather that the websites later seek a refund on the ticket.