- May 22, 2021
Actually I think you are right that most of the time they don't check, it is really just not to get into troubleYes, I run into this problem with my mother in law before when she traveled sometimes. Often times she wouldn't know her full itinerary or when she was coming back. But sometimes the country she was flying into would ask to see a return ticket. What I would do is get a fully refundable ticket.
Or if you have miles or frequent flyer points in an account, just book a ticket and print it out or create a PDF and then you can cancel it. I doubt anywhere actually checks the tickets. It's more of a matter of red tape.
I spent several longer periods in Argentina over the last 10 years and after having double checked old reservations I can see that several times there were more than three months between arrival and return date. The airline never said anything, however, once, in Ezeiza, they called me into an office and asked me some questions, but in the end they did let me in and this is the important point