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Reward Seat Question

PostPosted: 13 Jan 2018, 00:47
by Florida White
Sorry if this has been asked before but can you book a reward seat one way and pay the regular fare return. I've found a reward seat on my outbound flight but nothing on return?

Re: Reward Seat Question

PostPosted: 13 Jan 2018, 09:29
by gumshoe
Unfortunately the combi fare, which allowed you to do just that, was abolished when VS switched to Delta’s booking system just over a year ago.

You can still do it but you’d have to make separate bookings for each leg and buy a full fare one-way ticket which is extortionate.

Keep checking for reward fares - they can and do appear at random. Or, if you can, try being flexible with dates and routes (eg SEA instead of SFO, MIA instead of MCO etc).

Re: Reward Seat Question

PostPosted: 13 Jan 2018, 12:23
by Florida White
Thank you I was seeing the one way full fare and it was crazy. Cheaper to get an internal to JFK and come back on a reward fare from there.

Re: Reward Seat Question

PostPosted: 13 Jan 2018, 23:50
by stuart_f
Not all airlines apply silly loadings to one way fares. Some airlines price all legs the same and for a return they just sell you 2 one ways. These can be very useful to 'fill in' multi city trips or do as you are doing, act as the return to a one way reward booking.

WestJet, Norwegian, Icelandair and Tomas Cook spring to mind as likely options for a sensible one way quote. If you aren't in a rush, Icelandair also allow free stopovers of up to 7 days in Iceland. Who doesn't fancy a dip in the Blue Lagoon on the way home?