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Tiger air request onward flight ?

Posted by Wilster on 30/5/2014 at 07:24

I am flying to Phuket from Singapore and plan to return by train. I will purchase the train ticket in Thailand.
Will Tiger insist on seeing an onward/return ticket? I know they often request this, as it's a way they make extra sales.
I'm an Australian passport holder living in the Philippines.

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Posted by busylizzy on 1/6/2014 at 08:36

It's unlikely. I haven't flown Tiger before, but have flown internationally within SE Asia on AirAsia quite a few times, and have never once been asked. I've only been asked on the long-haul flights INTO SE Asia (eg from New Zealand -> KL).

But having said that - there is always a chance that this one time they will check. It's a risk you take, but a small one. Sometimes, I print out a copy of my planned itinerary to have ready to show them my intentions, just in case. It's not 'official', but at least it indicates that you do plan to leave.

And if you really want to be paranoid, do some research the day before you leave to find the cheapest throw-away ticket that you can find just in case you are forced to buy one. But I doubt you would need to do this.

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Posted by goonistik on 1/6/2014 at 22:42


Do you have a return ticket from Singapore back to the Philippines? Because if you do, that should be enough to satisfy the airline. You can explain that you will take the train back to Singapore. Though I can't guarantee they will accept your explanation.

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Posted by Wilster on 2/6/2014 at 09:51

Thanks for your replies. I had no problem at all with Tiger, but Phuket immigration was asking people for onward flights.
I just held my hotel voucher in my hand to look like it was a plane ticket, the officer asked for a look and just smiled and told me to proceed.
I notice that a Jet Star asks for onward tickets in the past within SEAsia.

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