Have you ever tried to get the best possible flight fare or route by combining several different return tickets and planning to criss-cross them, or to use outward flight on one ticket and inward flight on the other?
It may feel like a great idea in the beginning, but believe us - it does not pay in the long run. Actually, several airlines have forbidden such double bookings. This means that with a bit of bad luck, you may end up - instead of a double booking - with no booking at all.
Please note that many airlines have tightened the follow-up of double bookings and unused inward flights. A double booking means bookings that have been made to the same passenger on overlapping or adjacent days.
Airlines tend to cancel overlapping bookings automatically before ticketing. Please note also that if you do not use the outward flight, your inward flight will be automatically cancelled. Double bookings and unused tickets may cause additional costs based on the airline. Acting against airline rules and any costs or harm caused by it are on the travel arranger's responsibility.
For example, if you try to double book to avoid minimum time at the destination, the airline may charge you the difference between your double booking and two-one way tickets with no minimum time. This may cost a lot.
If you are looking for the best price or availability on a complex route, we recommend you to contact your service tam in SMT. We will find you the best possible price and connection with no extra risks.
Other hints for trips where a little help from the team might pay off: /en/smt-trends/customer-encounters-2017