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ok just wondering what you guys plan to do on this topic....so we pass the medical and interview....greattt now we are ready to leave (hey it will happen oneday soon right!)

So ive been looking at the plan prices, if we buy a round ticket from the uk to the usa its about half the price of a one way ticket.

Theres going to be my two children and I, not to mention my other half who will be flying in from the usa to the UK for support during the medical and the interview in the uk....then all four of us want to fly back to the USA together afterwards.

So should we buy the round trip tickets and then not use the return flights?? Either that or we buy one way tickets and pay double the amount.....just wondering what you guys reccomend and how some of you have done it before/ plan on doing it when the day arrisses.

Hugs Em x

:wacko::wacko::wacko::wacko: sooooo confusing


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ok just wondering what you guys plan to do on this topic....so we pass the medical and interview....greattt now we are ready to leave (hey it will happen oneday soon right!)

So ive been looking at the plan prices, if we buy a round ticket from the uk to the usa its about half the price of a one way ticket.

Theres going to be my two children and I, not to mention my other half who will be flying in from the usa to the UK for support during the medical and the interview in the uk....then all four of us want to fly back to the USA together afterwards.

So should we buy the round trip tickets and then not use the return flights?? Either that or we buy one way tickets and pay double the amount.....just wondering what you guys reccomend and how some of you have done it before/ plan on doing it when the day arrisses.

Hugs Em x

:wacko::wacko::wacko::wacko: sooooo confusing

Hi, i came to the US from the UK in December 2009 and have a return flight booked for June 13th 2010 but i will just not use it.

It is perfectly acceptable to do this, just do not complete the check in (On-Line)

I rang BA to see of i could get any money back and they said that because i already used one part of it, i could not get any money back. :crying:

It was also cheaper for me to do it this way (and for other people also)

I have seen a few posts describing other ways to buy a cheap one way ticket but i have tried it recently and its actually still cheaper to buy return tickets.

BTW: Continental is having a sale on £367 return flights (with restrictions)

Good luck. :thumbs:

Shane


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well thank you very much for that advice. As you understand yourself, theres so much more cost to buying a one way ticket, its crazy. Esp as theres afew of us. I think we will definatly do as you have then...makes alot more sense money wise.

We arent near that point yet to be able to book tickets as we are still waiting on our NOA2 which we pray for any day now. But like I said, we will def book round trips now.

Stay happy and safe, hugs Em x


meet via internet: Sept 2008

Ken deployed to Iraq: Feb 2009

Offically became a couple: May 2009

R&R,Met up USA side/offically got Engaged: 17th/18th Sept 2009,then back to Iraq :(

Returned home to USA safly: Dec 2009

Christmas 2009 together in the UK :D

Engagement party: 27th Dec

Ken leaves UK: 29th Dec

Em x back to USA: 3rd-13th Feb 2010

I-129f sent: 12th Feb 2010

NOA 1: 17th Feb 2010

TOUCHED: 22nd Feb 2010

Ken back to UK: 6th-13th April 2010

Dog flys to the USA: 22nd April 2010

TOUCHED: 10th May 2010

TOUCHED: 11th May 2010

NOA 2: received by mail on 17th May 2010(dated 10th May)

NVC sent file to London: 26th May 2010

written confirmation recieved from NVC with case number: 28th May 2010

Packet 3 received by Em x: 8th June 2010

Packet 3 returned to Embassy: 9th June 2010

Packet 3 received by Embassy: 10th June 2010

Medical appointment: 22nd June 2010 (passed)

DOS says PK3 is in order: 22nd June 2010, yayyy

Packet 4 received: 7th July 2010

Ken arrives in the UK: 11th August

Interview date: 13th August 2010 wooo hoooo

Interview outcome: APPROVED!!!

Visa/passport delivered: 19th August

Arrived at POE (Philly: 26th August 2010

Wedding: 17th Sept 2010

And live happily Ever After

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If you have a mileage plan like I do with American Airlines you and buy a one way award ticket. I might even buy more miles to get my fiancee's son her later this year less than a aone way or round trip ticket.


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If you book round trips some airlines will let you book return trip 11 months out. And you may be able to use it for a return visit 11 months down the road it may not go to waste. I will be booking RT for us to insure we make houston POE our final destination. It will however end up being a bit less expensive for the tickets. But the cost of extra luggage im sure will match the cost of the one way ticket :lol: looks like i will be packing very light and taking empty bags from here to there. From Ukraine 1 cary on 1 checked = free. 1st extra cary on and checked 50 euro each next checked bag goes to 100 euro each :huh: Tried to get her to fedex bulk of personal effects but she aint havin it :bonk:



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I assume you made a few trips to the UK already.. have you been saving your miles? some airlines will let you request credit for less then 1 year old tickets..

american airlines one way international is only 20,000 miles.. that might be only 2 trips to the uk..

when i get married we will be flying from chile to hawaii then to new orleans.... a oneway ticket is over $3000.. but will only cost me 42,500 miles. i earned just enought points from a few trips with work(no cost to me).. and 2 trips to chile (about $1900)..

another option is get a credit card that gives you miles.. they all give you 25,000-35,000.. but the time frame may not work out..

consider check bag fees when choosing a airline.. AA i think (call or look up) gives you one free bag to europe and $50 for the second.. that means you can have 4 return bag free(you, 2 kids, and your lady).. if you were a gold member.. you would get 2 bags free.. that would be 8 bags... big difference when someone is moving to another country..

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