Many characters are often frustrated by this question as they see 1-way flights being advertised for what looks like a tremendous bargain.
In the UK as an example, airlines like Service Client EasyJet constantly offer great 1 way fares. I even have seen RyanAir especially advertise 1-way fares from feel as £1 to destinations across Europe.
Sadly, however, when getting to book the return part of the journey, once all the taxes and surcharges are accounted for, the fare doesn’t convince me to be as cheap because it may have seemed within the first place.
On the other hand, cheap return flights, particularly chartered flights do offer excellent value for money as these fares are usually quoted fully inclusive of all rates and surtaxes.
After conducting some protracted research campaign to seek out which of those options were the most cost-effective to report back to my clients, I find myself erring against the side of a budget return flight.
EasyJet was the first budget airline to popularise the UK-Barcelona routes and took the model about cheap, low-service airfare in the US and stripped it back even further. There are no free drinks, practically meals – not even a free sweet – and the seats move, not anything you would call roomy. But the flights are generally short, barely lasting a couple of hours on average, so these drawbacks are not a big problem. The individual thing about budget flights is that they are very first-come-first-served oriented. These flights often prepare not to own assigned seating, so if you want certain seats, or need to make sure you have multiple seats next to each other, arrive early to claim them and you’ll be allocated a number which priorities entraining – low numbers board first and therefore claims the best seats.
I have based my decision not merely on price but the very fact that I buy greater flexibility in departure times and dates also as a greater Les services clients in who I fly with.
This by no means precludes you from finding cheaper 1-way deals if you’re prepared to be manageable with departure and arrival dates and times and also if you’re prepared to spend the time trying to find these deals. I have found for myself that the time that it takes to look through what’s both suitable and convenient isn’t compensated by an enormous saving ion fair price with the 1-way option.
Now in saying this, I haven’t any intention of courting controversy but in my humble opinion, some time and efforts are going to be best served elsewhere.
The best source for reasonable return flights is to seek out the website of an independent supplier. In doing so you’ll save yourself tons of your time and energy by using the program provided by the independent supplier to crawl through sometimes many competing airlines for the simplest prices available instead of having to go to each site individually to seek out the simplest deals.
So, supported by my research I’m happy to conclude that cheap return flights are the best choice for me because I buy the flexibility with times and dates, and more importantly I also get to settle on who I fly with!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this text and that I anticipate providing further insights and opinions on travel generally. Dave Logan is a fanatical traveler and travel article writer. He actively researches the simplest airfares and travel deals available on the web. He has written and published several travel articles and newsletters and has helped many travel deal seekers find hidden gems online.