I may have to change travel plans this week and looked at buying a new one-way ticket. Why is it that most of the airlines charge more for a one-way ticket than a roundtrip?
I am sure this is not always the case, but it seems very counter-intuitive. If I book the round trip (which I'll do) and don't use the return, this challenges the airlines' ability to accurately predict availability and they are charging less for this. There is no penalty (that I know of) for not using the return portion. I am sure there is a complicated mathematical reason for this, but I don't get it.