Two one-ways or one round-trip? Pros/Cons?

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For international, gotta do r/t because of $$$.

No cost difference domestically or for award tickets.
- pro of r/t: can change both legs for one change fee
- pro of o/w: can change one leg without re-pricing the other. Can cancel/no-show outbound without cancelling return

Not aware of any other differences

I generally book o/w. Rarely need to change both halves. Gives me more flexibility if the outbound gets screwed up.


I almost always do 2 one ways to make changes easier


2 one ways. Easier to change. Admittedly I now have an admin to help me with the expenses.

As a C with much more stable travel it was usually 1 round trip.


Huh? Usually cost.

united mileage challenges can be done faster with one ways sometimes

^ the app-based ones for sure. Usually x # of trips in premium cabin. Good call

Two one ways more flexibility.

If Southwest on personal travel definitely two one ways. You can check for price changes on each leg and adjust the trip separately .

It’s usually better on two one ways cause you can mix and match airlines easier. Get the timings you want. Sometimes cheaper. Fly in and out of different airports if needed (lga, ewr). For weekend travel, I typically fly out of ewr cause I work downtown and back into lga or jfk cause I live bkln.

To summarize:
- r/t only for paid international or if you anticipate changing both legs at the same time
- o/w for all othera

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