Why are one way tickets so expensive?
April 21, 2009 5:29 PM Subscribe
Why are one-way tickets so much more expensive than a round-trip ticket for airline travel?
posted by snwod to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm in a situation where the organization I work for here in Japan will buy my ticket home at the end of my contract. The catch is that it has to be one way (even though I plan on returning to Japan after only visiting home for a couple weeks).
I was looking at the costs today, and the rate for a one-way ticket one month from now (two months from now, and four months from now as well) was about 400,000 yen. Whereas a round-trip ticket was running about 140,000 yen or so.
Why is there such a huge difference?