Booked return ticket, only use return portion of ticket?
Has anyone ever booked a return flight with Thomsonfly (London Gatwick - Puerto Plata) and only used the second leg of the flight (POP back to LGW) without the airline cancelling the ticket because you didn't show up for the outbound flight?
I have heard different views on this one and every time I call the airline I am told different things. Lastest is that they do not cancel your ticket even if you don't show up on the outbound flight - but I just want to check if anyone has done this before and whether they had any complications when they got to the airport to check in?
Thanks in advance
Yes, last year June 2007. I did it all through the Puerto Plata office, no complications at all. They issued a temporary ticket prior to the arrival of the 'proper' one from UK. 'Proper' tickets are usually written 4 weeks before the flight & for one way travellers are sent out in the Thomson mailbag. They assured me that even if it didn't arrive there would be no problems. The mailbag with my ticket never did arrive so I turned up at the airport with the temporary one & that worked just fine. I decided to buy an upgrade at the airport as I was checking in & that worked fine, too.
Just keep in regular contact with the PP office prior to departure - this is to reinforce that you will be travelling on a certain date AND to see if your 'proper' ticket arrives. But don't sweat if it doesn't. There are plenty of Thomson reps at the airport & if you have made yourself known at the office in advance you're bound to see someone you recognise.
Just to reiterate - I did none of this through the UK booking service. I did it all throught the PP office so that I could hold someone accountable should anything go wrong. I didn't want anyone to have the excuse that it was down to the UK end if anything went wrong. But, nothing did go wrong.
Last edited by Lambada; 07-24-2008 at 12:27 PM.
Originally Posted by Lambada
Yes, sorry - me being stupid. It's been one of those days today.
Lambada, when purchasing online in the UK I can browse all the dates from now to many months ahead and pick out a cheap flight (has been around £300 all in, but nowadays more like £400). Would I enjoy the same range of choices if purchasing from the POP end, or is the selection of dates and prices more restricted?
One Way To Uk...
Hello everybody...I need help!
In month of October this year I plan to go to UK (London).- will stay there until February 2009.
The cheapest flights I found were by Thomsonfly (are they direct?)....but browsing on line I have a horrible time to find anything!
I have Polish passport on the top of everything,lol,lol
Do I have to buy 2 way ticket or there is possibility to get a one way only?
Where is Thomsonfly office in Puerto Plata........
Do you guys have any suggestions...please!! I`m getting discourage !!
If you think the Polish passport makes a difference to entering the UK you could check this first with the UK Hon Consul in Puerto Plata or PM dv8 who herself is Polish (although I don't know which passport she has). And yes, there are direct thomsonfly flights PP to LGW.
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