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Post by Ratpick_2000 » Tue, 01 Feb 2011 11:48 am

I have a question that I will try and make as non-complex as it sounds in my head:

If I know I will be travelling back to the UK twice this year, as a British passport holder, and I book a return ticket, leaving on the first trip but returning at the end of the second trip, can I book a return ticket originating from London for the bit in the middle?

Seems to me there are savings to be made if you book a SIA ticket in the UK. My worry is that you effectively leave and return to the country when you have an open ticket for the final return - maybe this is not allowed..

Help much appreciated and apologies in advance if you think I'm being simple.

Cheers

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 01 Feb 2011 2:59 pm

Assuming you have the right of abode in Singapore, aka, an employment pass or PR, this is not a problem. However, in my experience, tickets booked in Singapore (or perhaps Bangkok) are cheaper than any fare I could get in the US. After making my initial flight from the US, I finally just bought a one way so that I could originate out of Singapore.

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Re: Flights home

Post by Barnsley » Tue, 01 Feb 2011 3:44 pm

Ratpick_2000 wrote:I have a question that I will try and make as non-complex as it sounds in my head:

If I know I will be travelling back to the UK twice this year, as a British passport holder, and I book a return ticket, leaving on the first trip but returning at the end of the second trip, can I book a return ticket originating from London for the bit in the middle?

Seems to me there are savings to be made if you book a SIA ticket in the UK. My worry is that you effectively leave and return to the country when you have an open ticket for the final return - maybe this is not allowed..

Help much appreciated and apologies in advance if you think I'm being simple.

Cheers
I should look at doing something like this as flights starting the UK are almost half the price of those originating in the UK.
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Post by beppi » Wed, 02 Feb 2011 11:22 am

Barnsley wrote:I should look at doing something like this as flights starting the UK are almost half the price of those originating in the UK.
Yes, and those originating in Singapore cost more than double of those flying from Changi!

(Sorry, couldn't help it ...)

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