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I've travelled to America three times, each time using a return ticket. These have always cost about £300/$450. I was planning to get a one-way ticket after my interview happens and my fiancée visa is issued, but it seems a one-way ticket costs firmly £600/$900, (twice as much?) regardless of date. When looking around on British Airways' website, I read that they're strictly against using return tickets in place of one-way. Why does it work out so expensive?

It seems weird to me that they want you to pay less for an extra flight :unsure: Or am I missing something?

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Application Status

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Package sent : 1st August 2008

I-129F received : 6th August 2008

NOA1 received : 14th August 2008

NOA2 received : 6th January 2009

NOA2 hard copy: 10th January 2009

NVC received: 8th January 2009

Case left NVC: 12th January 2009

Consulate recieved: 26th January 2009

Packet 3 recieved: 30th January 2009

Packet 3 sent back: 5th February 2009

Medical: 23rd February 2009

Packet 4 recieved: 5th March 2009

Interview: 27th March 2009

US entry: 6th April 2009

Marriage: 4th May 2009

AOS filed: 9th July 2009

Biometrics appointment: 15th August 2009

Case transferred to CSC: 25th September

AOS Approved: 3rd November 2009

2 Year Green card recieved: 9th November 2009

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I've travelled to America three times, each time using a return ticket. These have always cost about £300/$450. I was planning to get a one-way ticket after my interview happens and my fiancée visa is issued, but it seems a one-way ticket costs firmly £600/$900, (twice as much?) regardless of date. When looking around on British Airways' website, I read that they're strictly against using return tickets in place of one-way. Why does it work out so expensive?

It seems weird to me that they want you to pay less for an extra flight :unsure: Or am I missing something?

I've heard before that the return is cheaper than one-way ticket. I managed to get a one-way ticket that was cheaper than return. I got it from www.statravel.co.uk


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Once you know the exact date you want to fly, go to http://www.priceline.com and go to the "Name Your Own Price" option. You can bid on a ticket and usually get it for WAY less than the advertised price. I use it whenever I fly and have saved a ton of money. :) Good luck!!


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I've travelled to America three times, each time using a return ticket. These have always cost about £300/$450. I was planning to get a one-way ticket after my interview happens and my fiancée visa is issued, but it seems a one-way ticket costs firmly £600/$900, (twice as much?) regardless of date. When looking around on British Airways' website, I read that they're strictly against using return tickets in place of one-way. Why does it work out so expensive?

It seems weird to me that they want you to pay less for an extra flight :unsure: Or am I missing something?

I've heard before that the return is cheaper than one-way ticket. I managed to get a one-way ticket that was cheaper than return. I got it from www.statravel.co.uk

Wow, it came up with the same flight I was going to try and use (On the British Airways website) for £170... a LOT less expensive than £600+... Thank you so much :D!!

Once you know the exact date you want to fly, go to http://www.priceline.com and go to the "Name Your Own Price" option. You can bid on a ticket and usually get it for WAY less than the advertised price. I use it whenever I fly and have saved a ton of money. :) Good luck!!

Thanks :star:

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Application Status

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Package sent : 1st August 2008

I-129F received : 6th August 2008

NOA1 received : 14th August 2008

NOA2 received : 6th January 2009

NOA2 hard copy: 10th January 2009

NVC received: 8th January 2009

Case left NVC: 12th January 2009

Consulate recieved: 26th January 2009

Packet 3 recieved: 30th January 2009

Packet 3 sent back: 5th February 2009

Medical: 23rd February 2009

Packet 4 recieved: 5th March 2009

Interview: 27th March 2009

US entry: 6th April 2009

Marriage: 4th May 2009

AOS filed: 9th July 2009

Biometrics appointment: 15th August 2009

Case transferred to CSC: 25th September

AOS Approved: 3rd November 2009

2 Year Green card recieved: 9th November 2009

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Latvia
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No problem, i've been using them for ages :)


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08/08/08 - A beautiful Wedding in Santa Barbara :)

AOS

10/28/2008 - Sent AOS, EAD, AP package

10/30/2008 - Package received

11/08/2008 - Check cashed

11/10/2008 - NOA for I-485, I-131, I-765 recieved

11/17/2008 - RFE :(((((((((((

12/08/2008 - RFE completed and sent back to USCIS

12/10/2008 - USCIS received required documents.....waiting......

12/12/2008 - Case processing resumed....fingers crossed

12/17/2008 - I-485 "touched"

12/19/2008 - Case transferred to CSC

12/22/2008 - I-485 "touched"

12/31/2008 - I-485 "touched"

01/02/2009 - I-485 "touched"

01/07/2009 - EAD, AP "touched"

01/08/2009 - AP approved

01/20/2009 - Service request made for Biometrics

02/28/2009 - Biometrics appointment

03/10/2009 - EAD approved

03/11/2009 - EAD received

04/07/2009 - Second biometrics appointment

04/24/2009 - I-485 approved

04/30/2009 - Green Card received

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I got a cheaper one-way on cheapoair.com. Otherwise, I would have bought a round-trip and not used the return half. You generally get credit for the unused part of the trip that you can apply to a future ticket (usually within a set time, last time I bought a round-trip to alaska, didn't use the second half, and got a year to apply it to another ticket)


 

i don't get it.

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I got a cheaper one-way on cheapoair.com. Otherwise, I would have bought a round-trip and not used the return half. You generally get credit for the unused part of the trip that you can apply to a future ticket (usually within a set time, last time I bought a round-trip to alaska, didn't use the second half, and got a year to apply it to another ticket)

I was thinking of that but BA.com said that they strictly do not allow return tickets to be changed to one-way, I don't want to get in trouble :innocent:


Application Status

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Package sent : 1st August 2008

I-129F received : 6th August 2008

NOA1 received : 14th August 2008

NOA2 received : 6th January 2009

NOA2 hard copy: 10th January 2009

NVC received: 8th January 2009

Case left NVC: 12th January 2009

Consulate recieved: 26th January 2009

Packet 3 recieved: 30th January 2009

Packet 3 sent back: 5th February 2009

Medical: 23rd February 2009

Packet 4 recieved: 5th March 2009

Interview: 27th March 2009

US entry: 6th April 2009

Marriage: 4th May 2009

AOS filed: 9th July 2009

Biometrics appointment: 15th August 2009

Case transferred to CSC: 25th September

AOS Approved: 3rd November 2009

2 Year Green card recieved: 9th November 2009

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Just buy a return ticket, once you get there cancel the return portion and you may get your taxes back. I used to book business travel and a few had to cancel their return ticket due to meetings over running, the taxes would appear a couple months later. We did this with BA and Virgin usually.

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Just buy a return ticket, once you get there cancel the return portion and you may get your taxes back. I used to book business travel and a few had to cancel their return ticket due to meetings over running, the taxes would appear a couple months later. We did this with BA and Virgin usually.

Was this with BA? They specifically said you cannot cancel the remaining part of a return ticket.. I'm so worried about being banned from them, or something.. I use them all the time :unsure:


Application Status

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Package sent : 1st August 2008

I-129F received : 6th August 2008

NOA1 received : 14th August 2008

NOA2 received : 6th January 2009

NOA2 hard copy: 10th January 2009

NVC received: 8th January 2009

Case left NVC: 12th January 2009

Consulate recieved: 26th January 2009

Packet 3 recieved: 30th January 2009

Packet 3 sent back: 5th February 2009

Medical: 23rd February 2009

Packet 4 recieved: 5th March 2009

Interview: 27th March 2009

US entry: 6th April 2009

Marriage: 4th May 2009

AOS filed: 9th July 2009

Biometrics appointment: 15th August 2009

Case transferred to CSC: 25th September

AOS Approved: 3rd November 2009

2 Year Green card recieved: 9th November 2009

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Nevermind, I misread and can't edit now :D Maybe I'm worrying too much, I just thought I'd get in big trouble for it... turns out that a one-way is cheaper anyway, when buying elsewhere :)


Application Status

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Package sent : 1st August 2008

I-129F received : 6th August 2008

NOA1 received : 14th August 2008

NOA2 received : 6th January 2009

NOA2 hard copy: 10th January 2009

NVC received: 8th January 2009

Case left NVC: 12th January 2009

Consulate recieved: 26th January 2009

Packet 3 recieved: 30th January 2009

Packet 3 sent back: 5th February 2009

Medical: 23rd February 2009

Packet 4 recieved: 5th March 2009

Interview: 27th March 2009

US entry: 6th April 2009

Marriage: 4th May 2009

AOS filed: 9th July 2009

Biometrics appointment: 15th August 2009

Case transferred to CSC: 25th September

AOS Approved: 3rd November 2009

2 Year Green card recieved: 9th November 2009

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An airline won't ban you for cancelling an unused ticket, people have to cancel all the time for various resons. They will be more interested in reselling the ticket and making more money.

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