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Airline Rules: Understanding the Not-So-Fine Print

Airline Rules: If You Try "Throwaway Ticketing"

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If You Try “Throwaway Ticketing”…

Be aware that most airlines prohibit “throwaway ticketing,” i.e., purchasing a more affordable round-trip airfare when you plan to use the ticket only for a one-way flight. If you try, airlines will often retroactively charge you the higher one-way fare and may even revoke your frequent-flier membership.

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