Mr. Athena and I are taking a trip to visit my parents in May. Seeing as I’m not working, I’m going to drive up there. He’s going to fly. I’m going to leave my car up there, and fly back with him (we’re moving there this summer, so leaving the car there is a smart thing).
However, when I go look at the various on line travel pages, one way travel is ridiculous! It would cost me more than twice as much to travel one way instead of round trip.
As a result, I’m thinking of booking a round trip ticket and just discarding the return flight. IE, Mr. Athena will take flight 100 from Colorado to Michigan on May 10, and returns on flight 200 on May 15, going from MI to CO. I booked myself on the same return flight - flight 200 on May 15 going from MI to CO, and also booked a return on flight 300 on May 22 from CO to MI. I will almost certainly not use the flight 300 ticket.
Any problems with this? Is there a better way to get a one way ticket?