What can I do with half a ticket I can't fly?

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  1. LarryInNYC

    LarryInNYC Gold Member

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    I have the return half of a ticket to Europe in about 10 days that I can't fly. I'm not in a position to firmly schedule a trip to use it so that, if I were to pay the fee to change the date (if even possible) I might wind up throwing it away eventually.

    Are there any interesting options for getting any value at all out of the ticket?
     
  2. ballardFlyer

    ballardFlyer Gold Member

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    Award or revenue ticket?
     
  3. LarryInNYC

    LarryInNYC Gold Member

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    Revenue ticket. Returning from Europe was slightly cheaper as a round-trip than a one-way. I booked for next weekend on the chance I could travel then, but I'll actually be returning from a business trip on the day I'm booked to fly out.
     
  4. flynow

    flynow Silver Member

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    Can someone else use the one way ticket? In there name?
     
  5. LarryInNYC

    LarryInNYC Gold Member

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    Is that even an allowed change? I've already flown half the ticket in my own name.
     
  6. ballardFlyer

    ballardFlyer Gold Member

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    No. No name change.

    What I would do is call in and rebook it to a super cheap domestic flight from your current location to anywhere. You should get a voucher for value of old ticket - minus change fee - minus new throwaway ticket value = voucher value.
     
  7. LarryInNYC

    LarryInNYC Gold Member

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    Any idea how I can learn the value of the remaining flight (I assume it's not something as simple as half the total round-trip purchase)? The whole thing was only $750 to start. Not sure there'll be any residual value after (say) $150 flight and $150 change fee -- if the change fee is even still that low.
     
  8. mattsteg
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    mattsteg Gold Member

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    The round trip international is likely cheaper.

    You may be best off just throwing the return away.
     
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    That would depend on how they reprice the ticket and has the potential to not work out nearly as well as you are describing.
     
  10. LarryInNYC

    LarryInNYC Gold Member

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    That was definitely a possibility when I bought the ticket, so it won't be too painful if I have to do it.
     
  11. ballardFlyer

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    It's fare. Worth asking tho
     

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