Question about return flights

michaelk

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Hi - a quick question. I'm flying into Buenos Aires next month, from London coming as a tourist from the UK. I was told by the airline (Aerolineas) that immigration would not allow me to stay for the 90 day period without proof of a return ticket.

Is that correct, as I was planning to come on a single ticket.

Many thanks

Michael
 

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There might be a rule like that. Either case, the airline will most likely refuse to let you check in if you don't have one. Try asking them if it's ok with a onward ticket. Or get a refundable return ticket.
 

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The problem is with the airline not immigration. They can refuse to fly you without a return ticket or proof of an onward journey. If they are being really awkward you could always buy a refundable ticket and cancel it once you get to BA.
 

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There have been quite a few posts on this. It's really up to the airline. If you don't have onward travel proof, and there was a problem, the airline would have to transport you back at their cost.

However, FWIW (and I thought about this just recently), I've flown multiple times into BsAs on the return leg of a trip (BsAs-NY and back for example) and the airline never asked me about it.

As it was the 2nd part of the trip, they may have been more relaxed about the situation. I believe there are posters who have had problems trying to fly on 1-way ticket.

Best to talk to your airline.
 

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Thank you all kindly for the quick responses and sorry if this is something that has already been discussed.

Having spoken to the airline I think it may be best to also buy a refundable single to Montevideo to avoid any problems.
 

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I just came in from DFW on AA this morning on a one-way ticket. Now, I happened to have a return ticket, but it was also a one-way ticket and booked separately. The ticket agent didn't know this and would have no way on knowing it, either.

There were no issues at the check-in counter.

In my experience, the only country who's immigration always (and I mean always) demand to see a return ticket before letting you in is New Zealand. I believe the reason for this is that historically a large number of Asians have overstayed their tourist visa.

For this reason, Qantas will always demand to see a hard copy of a return ticket (even if you have one booked with Q, -go figure) before they will let you board a flight to NZ from Australia.

Neil
 

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I came with a one-way ticket and I had no problem whatsoever. They didn't even ask.
 
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