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1. Posted by hael0 (Full Member 31 posts) 12y

hael0 has indicated that this thread is about USA

Hey quick question: Does anyone know anything about open-ended tickets? I've been surfing around trying to buy one from web-sites but none offer that option. How much money would we be looking at? Anyway, many thanks.


2. Posted by StevieB (Full Member 16 posts) 12y

Open end or open return tickets are the most expensive of all tickets.
Airlines rarely-if ever discount open return tickets and rarely-if ever include them in an online database for internet booking.

3. Posted by citybell (Full Member 419 posts) 12y

What do you mean by open ended ticket? You mean that the return date from a city to your home town?That is, you are not sure of the date of your return to the origin (home town) that so? In this case ofcourse you can get an open ticket(return date not fixed at the time of buying) but such a ticket will be expensive. Also pls note that the ticket itself will have a validity (normally one year from the date of purchase) even though you have not fixed your return date within which you will have to perform the return journey.
To my knowledge no airlines gives you a ticket without any validity. The longest validity of a ticket so far i have heard is one year from the date of purchase.

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5791 posts) 12y

Hi Mike,

Welcome to Travellerspoint!

As the others suggest, this is usually not a cheap option. In fact, I would be more inclined to just book one with an end date, with some flexiblity to change it.

Depending on where you're going and coming from, you may be interested in a new airline starting up flying from Manchester to Melbourne via Asia called Backpacker's Xpress - see . That is one very open ended flight that should be cheaper than most returns.

Cheers, Peter

5. Posted by hael0 (Full Member 31 posts) 12y

Hey thanks for the info guys! Catch ya later!