Booking a one-way ticket sounds liberating, doesn’t it? Until you land at your destination and find that you’re anything but free—trapped at the airport, denied entry at passport control.
I’ve booked more than 30 international flights across five continents and, most of the time, I’ve reached my destinations successfully. However, there have been times I’ve been denied entry upon landing at the airport or, en route to my destination, discovered that I needed specific documents that I most certainly did not have. These types of experiences are, in a word, nightmares.
Don’t repeat my mistakes. Here’s what you should know before booking a one-way ticket anywhere.